Activists in Columbia marched through the capital Bogota to show their support for peace talks between the government and Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels.The rally followed Saturday’s announcement of a joint agreement to remove landmines from battle fields.
Since 1990 landmines and other discarded explosives have killed or wounded nearly 11,000 Colombians..
The International Campaign to Ban Landmines and Cluster Munition Coalition ranked Colombia second behind Afghanistan for the highest number of children killed or wounded by landmines, with 57 child casualties in 2013.
For over two years Cuba has been hosting the talks to end five-decades of civil war.Latin America’s longest was has killed 220,000 people and displaced millions.
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