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FARC declares ceasefire as
peace talks start with Colombia

Reuters, by Jeff Franks

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 11/19/2012 1:25:39 PM

Havana - Colombia´s FARC rebels said on Monday they would call a two-month unilateral ceasefire, the first truce in more than a decade, as peace negotiators met in Cuba in the latest attempt to end the five-decade war. President Juan Manuel Santos´ government, however, has so far rejected any stoppage of military operations until a final peace deal was signed with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, and even vowed to step up the offensive. The FARC said it would halt all offensive military operations and acts of sabotage against infrastructure beginning at midnight on Monday

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It would seem that those who began the fight [50-years] for FARC have long since died. So, other than living in squalor in the jungle and running every time a twig brakes, what have the newer ´´rebels´´ to look forward to? I honestly have never understood what this ´´conflict´´ by FARC is about.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: PageTurner, 11/19/2012 3:01:48 PM     (No. 9024037)

Colombia is the only place in Latin America where the guerrillas die of old age -Mario Vargas Llosa

FARC´s word is about as sincere as Hamas´ - and nobody in Colombia believes their word means anything, except maybe the idiot government, desperate to say it made a deal. Colombians know better.

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