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Peace Talks Begin in Colombia: Time for Obama To Earn His Nobel Prize | Counterpunch

According to Colombia’s El Tiempo, 75% of Colombians want a dialogue between the Colombian government and the guerillas. And, this stands to reason, for Colombia has been devastated by over 50 years of armed conflict which has cost the lives of hundreds of thousands of civilians between 50 and 250 thousand of whom were “disappeared”; left over 5 million persons internally displaced the largest IDP population in the world; and given a pretext for the Colombian government, with the aid of its paramilitary allies, to wipe out progressive organizations, including trade unions, working for social change. On a grander scale, the Colombian conflict has provided a convenient pretext for U.S. military intervention in that country and the entire region and has been the biggest hurdle to the dream of Latin American integration.

For more on this story, visit: Peace Talks Begin in Colombia » Counterpunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names.

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