Former FARC Guerrillas Competing in Australia Back in Colombia

Bogota, May 27 (Prensa Latina) The team of five ex-combatants of the Revolutionary Common Alternative Force (FARC), which competed in the World Rafting Championship in Australia with the message Rowing for Peace, returned to this capital Monday.
The Revolutionary Common Alternative Force (FARC) is the Colombian political party founded in August 2017 by former -combatants of the guerrilla group Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), after the signing of the peace agreements between the government of Juan Manuel Santos and the FARC in 2016.
This was highlighted in its Twitter account by the UN Mission for the Verification for Compliance with the Peace Agreement in Colombia.
Duberney Moreno, captain of the team, composed of five ex-guerrillas of the former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People's Army (FARC-EP), and three residents of the community of Miravalle, department of Caquetá, said on his arrival in Bogota that for him, peace 'is to be able to go to the river to do rafting '.
In Australia the Colombian team competed between May 13 and May 20 in the powerful Tully River, considered one of the most dangerous in the world for the practice of the aforementioned sport.
On the participation, organized by the International Rafting Federation in the state of Queensland, he said that of the 49 teams from 19 countries present in the World Cup, they were the only ones that had not sailed or practiced in the Tully River. Some, even, had been practicing at the Tully for months.
The most important thing, said Moreno, was the message of solidarity with the Peace Agreement that they received from all the delegations. The Colombian team was also received with honors at the University of Queensland, one of the most prestigious educational institutions in Australia.
The captain of the Colombian team remembered that it was with the help of a United Nations official for the verification of the implementation of the peace agreements in Colombia, that they began to train rafting in the waters of the Pato River, that surrounds the zone of the Colombian department of Caquetá, in the south of the country.



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