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Raúl receives Colombian President

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Army Raúl Castro Ruz, President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers, yesterday morning, July 17, received the President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos Calderón, who is making an official visit to the country.

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Colombia votes No to peace deal

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The option not to ratify the peace agreement between the government of Juan Manuel Santos and FARC-EP won with 50,23% (6,428,776 votes) after the results of 99.76 % of polling stations had been collected; while the “yes” vote garnered 49,76% (6,369,008 ballots), according to information released by electoral authorities.

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Cartagena: A new era of peace begins

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Shortly after noon, yesterday, September 25, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers arrived here, to attend the signing of the final agreement between the government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia- People’s Army (FARC-EP) to end the armed conflict and construct a stable, lasting peace in the country.

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“It is possible to achieve peace with dignity for all concerned”

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Remarks by Ban Ki-moon, secretary general of the United Nations Organization, at the signing ceremony of the agreements on a bilateral, final ceasefire and the cessation of hostilities, the laying down of arms, and guarantees of security reached between the government of Colombia and FARC-EP, Havana, June 23, 2016, “Year 58 of the Revolution.”

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Timoleón Jiménez: May this be the last day of war

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“May this be the last day of war,” were the words FARC Comandante Timoleón Jiménez chose to begin his comments following the signing of a ceasefire agreement with the Colombian government, going on to recall former Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, who he described as “a warrior for peace in Latin America and the Caribbean, without whose valuable initiative and efforts, this historic event would not have been possible.”

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Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba about the Agreement between the Colombian government and ELN

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs welcomes the agreement reached today between the government of Colombia and the National Liberation Army (ELN), as a result of which the process of exploratory talks between the two parties has successfully concluded, in which Cuba participated as an Accompanying Country.

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Aid Promised by Obama to Colombia Described as Poor

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The Colombian Communist Party (PCC) described today as poor the aid U.S. President, Barack Obama, promised to support the post-conflict in the Andean country, while questioned the motivations of that offer.

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Colombian government representatives headed to Cuba to resume peace talks

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Colombian government spokespeople will arrive today, January 12, to Havana to resume peace talks with FARC-EP rebels, which could see greater progress made toward reaching a final agreement, reported Caracol Radio. According to President Juan Manuel Santos himself, the Colombian government intends to establish a type of permanent commission, to replace the current cyclical model, which will work continuously until a peace accord is signed.

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Colombian Government and FARC Sign Historic Deal on Victims of Conflict

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Representatives of the Revolutionary Armed Army of Colombia (FARC-EP) and the Colombian government forces signed an agreement this Tuesday on the issue of victims of armed conflict, within the framework of the peace talks. The pact is the fourth major agreement between the parties during the peace negotiations in Havana since 2012. Other big deals covered land issues and rural development, political participation of the insurgency and drug trafficking.

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FARC-EP suspends arms and munitions purchases

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The guerilla commander explained on his Twitter account that he had issued the order to suspend the purchase of arms and munitions on September 30. He also made a call to reduce the intensity of the military conflict, which has caused the death of some 300,000 Colombians over the course of half a century.