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Monday 22 December  

Colombia's FARC rebels declare ceasefire as talks begin

Published on 20 November 2012 - 6:18pm
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Colombia's leftist FARC rebels on Monday declared a unilateral two-month ceasefire, at the start of talks in Cuba with the Bogota government on ending Latin America's longest-running insurgency.

"The leadership has ordered that all military operations against government forces come to a halt," the head of the delegation for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, Ivan Marquez, said upon arrival at the Havana talks venue.


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