In the week before Colombia holds a referendum on whether to accept a peace deal to end over fifty years of civil war, commanders of the main rebel group, the FARC, have been asking their victims to forgive them.
CFR (@CFR_org) September 30, 2016
FARC Commanders Ivan Marquez and Pastor Alpe visited the northwestern town of Apartado where in 1994 their fighters massacred 35 people during a street party.
“I humbly apologise for all the pain that we may have caused throughout the course of this war. All of us have committed errors in our lives, some with graver consequences than others. We do not lose anything by recognising that,” Marquez told his victims at a ceremony in one of the town’s schools.