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Colombia prepares to bid farewell to arms

Colombia’s government and Marxist rebel are readying to end a half-century war that’s killed a quarter of a million people.

Colombia’s government and Marxist rebel are readying to end a half-century war that’s killed a quarter of a million people.

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A historic peace deal for Colombia

After four years of negotiations, FARC members unanimously agreed to a peace deal with the Colombian government on Saturday.

After four years of negotiations, FARC members unanimously agreed to a peace deal with the Colombian government on Saturday.

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Colombia prepares for signing of historic peace deal

Colombia’s Caribbean town of Cartagena is preparing to host the signing of an historic peace deal between the Colombian government and Farc rebels.

Colombia’s Caribbean town of Cartagena is preparing to host the signing of an historic peace deal between the Colombian government and Farc rebels.

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Colombia's peace deal heads to Congress

It was an historic moment: the formal peace agreement made in Havana to end 52 years of civil war in Colombia.

It was an historic moment: the formal peace agreement made in Havana to end 52 years of civil war in Colombia.

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Colombia government urges referendum backing for FARC peace deal

The Colombian government has defended the peace deal agreed on Wednesday under which leftist FARC rebels will give up their armed struggle and join the political…

The Colombian government has defended the peace deal agreed on Wednesday under which leftist FARC rebels will give up their armed struggle and join the political…

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Colombia's long road to peace

After 52 years of fighting and four years of negotiations Latin America’s longest running conflict has officially ended.

After 52 years of fighting and four years of negotiations Latin America’s longest running conflict has officially ended.

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Hopes for peace as Colombia signs historic ceasefire deal

Colombia’s president and the leader of its largest rebel army, the FARC have signed an historic ceasefire deal in the Cuban capital Havana.

Colombia’s president and the leader of its largest rebel army, the FARC have signed an historic ceasefire deal in the Cuban capital Havana.

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Colombia's government and main rebel army sign historic ceasefire deal in Cuba

Latin American leaders and the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon gathered in the Cuban capital Havana have witnessed the historic signing of a ceasefire deal between Colombia’s government and its main

Latin American leaders and the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon gathered in the Cuban capital Havana have witnessed the historic signing of a ceasefire deal between Colombia’s government and its main

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Historic ceasefire deal brings peace closer to Colombia

Colombia’s civil war began as a 1960s peasant revolt but then exploded into a cocaine-fuelled conflict which killed at least 22,000 people and displaced…

Colombia’s civil war began as a 1960s peasant revolt but then exploded into a cocaine-fuelled conflict which killed at least 22,000 people and displaced…

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Colombia government and FARC rebels return to peace talks

Colombia’s largest rebel group the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the government have returned to talks aimed at ending 50 years

Colombia’s largest rebel group the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the government have returned to talks aimed at ending 50 years

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Remains of victims of Colombian civil war returned to families

The remains of 29 people who disappeared during the half-century conflict in Colombia were handed over to their families on Thursday, as the peace process gets back on track.

The remains of 29 people who disappeared during the half-century conflict in Colombia were handed over to their families on Thursday, as the peace process gets back on track.

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Colombian government and FARC rebels sign agreement

Representatives of the Colombian government and the leftist FARC rebels have signed an agreement which could put peace talks back on track to end the

Representatives of the Colombian government and the leftist FARC rebels have signed an agreement which could put peace talks back on track to end the

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Peace prospect: Colombia-FARC ceasefire could be called on January 1

A ceasefire between Colombia and rebels from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – or FARC – could be called on January 1, 2016. Juan Manuel

A ceasefire between Colombia and rebels from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – or FARC – could be called on January 1, 2016. Juan Manuel

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Optimism as Colombia and FARC get to work on peace deal

After Wednesday’s historic handshake and the commitment to peace between the Colombian government and the FARC rebel group, the groundwork begins

After Wednesday’s historic handshake and the commitment to peace between the Colombian government and the FARC rebel group, the groundwork begins

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Exclusive: Colombia's president on fighting FARC and the war on drugs

Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos discusses the achievement of a travel agreement between South America and Europe and how his country is fighting FARC and the war on drugs.

Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos discusses the achievement of a travel agreement between South America and Europe and how his country is fighting FARC and the war on drugs.

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Colombian government welcomes FARC truce

Colombia’s FARC rebels have annonced an open-ended truce. It comes from Cuba where they have been holding peace talks with the government. It is the

Colombia’s FARC rebels have annonced an open-ended truce. It comes from Cuba where they have been holding peace talks with the government. It is the

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Colombia to pull back army in return for release of top general

Colombia’s government is said to have agreed to suspend military operations in order to secure the release of a high-ranking general and other

Colombia’s government is said to have agreed to suspend military operations in order to secure the release of a high-ranking general and other

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FARC rebels to release captured Colombian general

FARC rebels have agreed to free a top Colombian general and four others according to negotiators in Cuba. Their release is to be organised as soon

FARC rebels have agreed to free a top Colombian general and four others according to negotiators in Cuba. Their release is to be organised as soon

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Colombia: government suspends FARC peace talks

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has suspended peace talks with Marxist FARC rebels after an army general was kidnapped

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has suspended peace talks with Marxist FARC rebels after an army general was kidnapped

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A FARC deal would benefit the world says Colombia's Juan Manuel Santos

Two years ago the Colombian government entered peace talks with the FARC rebels in neutral Cuba after half a century of armed struggle. Colombia’s

Two years ago the Colombian government entered peace talks with the FARC rebels in neutral Cuba after half a century of armed struggle. Colombia’s

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Bullfighters protest closure of arena for cultural upgrade

A group of bullfighters in Colombia have been on hunger strike for ten days to protest against efforts to end the spectacle in the

A group of bullfighters in Colombia have been on hunger strike for ten days to protest against efforts to end the spectacle in the

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Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos wins second term

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has won a second term in an election seen as a referendum on peace talks with Marxist guerrillas. Santos

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has won a second term in an election seen as a referendum on peace talks with Marxist guerrillas. Santos

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Colombia drug deal with FARC

FARC rebels in Colombia have struck a landmark deal with the government to end the trade in illegal drugs, and announced a week-long ceasefire

FARC rebels in Colombia have struck a landmark deal with the government to end the trade in illegal drugs, and announced a week-long ceasefire

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'In Colombia drug lords have state power' claims Bogota's Mayor

Bogotá, the capital and largest city of Colombia is the country’s most populous conurbation. Since 1998 it has been run by leftist mayors. The latest

Bogotá, the capital and largest city of Colombia is the country’s most populous conurbation. Since 1998 it has been run by leftist mayors. The latest

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Former rebel mayor of Colombia's capital removed from post

The leftist mayor of Colombia’s capital was removed from his post on Monday for the mismanagement of garbage collection and banned from holding

The leftist mayor of Colombia’s capital was removed from his post on Monday for the mismanagement of garbage collection and banned from holding

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Former Colombian president warned of assassination plot

Colombian intelligence claims to have discovered a rebel FARC plot to kill the former president, Alvaro Uribe. The politician, who is standing for

Colombian intelligence claims to have discovered a rebel FARC plot to kill the former president, Alvaro Uribe. The politician, who is standing for