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Colombians march in support of FARC peace talks | BBC News

President Juan Manuel Santos called on Colombians to seize the opportunity. “All conditions are set. We need to unite all Colombians and put an end to the conflict,” said Mr Santos at a march in the capital, Bogota. The talks, aimed at ending five decades of violence, are taking place in Cuba. The demonstrations have attracted large crowds in Cali, ...

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Colombia’s president announces accord to begin peace talks with rebels | The Washington Post

By Associated Press BOGOTA, Colombia — President Juan Manuel Santos announced on Tuesday a preliminary accord with Colombia’s main leftist rebel group to launch peace talks to end a stubborn, century-old conflict that has claimed tens of thousands of lives. In a nationally televised speech, Santos called the agreement a roadmap to “a definitive peace” and said it was reached ...

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Colombia in Talks With Rebels, President Says | WSJ.com

By DAN MOLINSKI BOGOTÁ—Colombia’s government has opened discussions with the country’s biggest guerrilla group about starting formal peace talks, raising hopes of a reconciliation after more than a half century of civil conflict. President Juan Manuel Santos said in a televised address Monday that his government has been in contact with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC by ...

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