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Bogota and FARC peace talks make partial progress in Cuba


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Bogota and FARC peace talks make partial progress in Cuba

The Colombian government and the FARC have reached an agreement to allow the rebel group to enter mainstream politics, once they end their insurgency.

Negotiations between the government and the FARC are taking place in Cuba in an attempt to bring to an end 50 years of armed conflict.

Dag Nylander is a Norwegian delegate attending the talks:“The agreement is part of a larger deal we hope to reach soon and it contains six points. We would like to remind everyone that one of the principals that guides the talks is nothing is agreed upon until everything is agreed.

The FARC has waged an insurgency against twelve Colombian governments in a battle against rural poverty.

The group has suffered a series of recent setbacks in the US-backed government offensive.

As many as 200,000 are believed to have been killed in the conflict.

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