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Colombian Govt, FARC-EP Resume Dialogue

Paz en Colombia

Havana, Jan 14 (Prensa Latina) Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People´s Army (FARC-EP) resume today the peace talks in this city after a holiday break of 23 days. The parties have returned to the Havana´s International Conference Center, permanent venue of the talks created on November 19, to continue the discussions focused on the issue of land, considered a key factor in this new attempt to end decades of armed conflict.

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FARC-EP: We Offer Colombians a Peaceful Christmas

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Havana, Dec 20 (Prensa Latina) Commander Ivan Marquez, member of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP), stated on Thursday that after a month after the unilateral ceasefire, the guerrilla will offer the country a peaceful Christmas, according to a communiqué released at the International Convention Center in Havana. In contrast with our stance,

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FARC-EP Announces Unilateral Ceasefire

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Havana, Nov 19 (Prensa Latina) The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP) announced today in this capital a unilateral ceasefire starting tomorrow, until January 20, 2013. After arriving at the International Conference Center, venue of the peace talks with the Colombian government, guerrilla commander Ivan Marquez read a statement from the Secretariat of the FARC-EP announcing the decision.

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Colombian FARC-EP and Govt to Preparatory Meeting

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Havana, Nov 5 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of the Colombian Revolutionary Armed Forces-People’s Army (FARC-EP) and the Colombian government will meet on Tuesday in this capital to formally prepare the peace talks.The FARC-EP confirmed on Monday to Prensa Latina that the meeting that was previously scheduled for Monday, according to an agreement reached on October 18 in Oslo, the Norwegian capital, was postponed for Tuesday.

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In Norway Negotiating Teams for Peace in Colombia

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Oslo, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) The negotiating teams of the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People”s Army (FARC-EP) arrived in this capital to formally hold peace talks for a solution to the armed conflict in that South American nation. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway both parties will meet tomorrow at Hurdal Hotel, an hour and a half from Oslo, in a place reserved by the hosts.

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March of the Indignants Takes Streets in Colombia

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Bogota, Oct 13 (Prensa Latina) Thousands of Colombians took to the streets of the capital to close a week in which various sectors of society claimed in favor of peace and against social inequities such as poverty, exclusion and the crisis in education and health. Convened by 116 social and popular organizations, the march on Friday covered a broad spectrum supported by peasants, indigenous pleople, students, miners, professionals and unemployed, peacefully mobilized in 25 of the 32 departments.

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Santos Reveals Names of Government Negotiators in Peace Process

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Bogota, Sep 5 (Prensa Latina) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, announced today the names of the team of 10 negotiators who represent the government in the peace process with the guerrillas, led by lawyer and politician Humberto de la Calle. Of these, five will be major or plenipotentiaries and five substitutes.

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Colombia Approves Draft Bill for Possible Peace Talks

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Bogota, May 16 (Prensa Latina) The House of Representatives of Colombia approved a draft bill to establish a legal peace framework in the country for a possible negotiation with armed groups on the margin of the law. The draft bill was ratified by 126 votes in favor and four against. It should be now debated in the Senate of the Republic.

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Regarding Joaquín Pérez Becerra

Scylla and Charybdis by Earthdefect

By Iván Maiza (Published Telesur) Translation: Machetera The capacity of the Latin American left to go straight ahead without looking to either side, without long term plans, without observing the world in which it lives, never ceases to amaze me. Without taking into account whose life is at stake in matters that are not strategic,