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- Political role for rebels in Colombia talks Updated: Nov-07-13 9:19 am
- Rebels, Colombia reach partial deal in peace talks Updated: Nov-06-13 7:53 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama congratulated Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos Tuesday on taking bold steps toward peace in his country and praised a U.S.-Colombia trade agreement that has increased commerce between the two countries by 20 percent. Santos hailed relations between the two governments, noting that security and drug trafficking no longer dominate talks like in the past.
BOGOTA, Colombia - President Juan Manuel Santos is hailing a partial agreement on a role in Colombian politics for the nation's largest rebel group as an unprecedented accomplishment after a year of peace talks.
HAVANA - Colombian government and rebel negotiators on Wednesday announced a partial agreement covering the guerrillas' participation in national politics if talks in Havana reach a final deal to end their decades-old armed conflict.