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Colombia is advancing along the path to peace

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President Juan Manuel Santos in Havana, yesterday September 23, for the signing of a key section of the peace accord to end the Colombian conflict, said that he expects the negotiation process between his government and the FARC-EP to be completed within six months.

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Timoleón Jiménez: The agreement will be conducive to advancing the agenda

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The Chief of Staff of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People’s Army (FARC-EP), Timoleón Jiménez, expressed his great satisfaction with the signing of an agreement regarding the creation of a Special Jurisdiction for Peace, in Havana on September 23.
He said that the step would generate an environment conducive to advancing with regards to the outstanding items on the peace talks’ agenda.

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Timeline: Colombia peace talks in Havana

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After almost three years of negotiations between the government of Juan Manuel Santos and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People’s Army (FARC-EP) in Havana, the two parties have taken another historic step in the process toward ending the political, social and military conflict which has been afflicting the country for over half a century.

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President of Colombia arrives in Havana

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Colombian President, Juan Manuel Santos, arrived today in Havana where he will hold a meeting with senior FARC-EP leader, Timoleón Jiménez, with the aim of accelerating the peace process begun in 2012, reported Prensa Latina. Santos arrived in Cuba to participate “In a Colombia peace talks ceremony, in which important agreements regarding special jurisdiction for peace, established by the parties during the talks, will be announced”

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Peace is close for Colombia

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After nearly three years of peace talks in Havana, Colombia is about to take another step towards the political solution of the political, military and social conflict it has endured for over half a century. President Juan Manuel Santos made a stopover in Havana to meet with the negotiating team and accelerate the peace process.
“Peace is close,” the president tweeted.

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Message from Pope Francis, sent from flight en route to U.S.

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Message from flight ALITALIA 4001, to the honorable Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Republic of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers, Following my departure from Cuba, I would like to express my profound gratitude to your excellency and the entire Cuban people for the warm welcome to the country.
I invoke the blessing of almighty God for you all and promise you my prayers for peace and prosperity.
Pope Francis

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Raúl: Peace for Colombia is essential

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The President of the Councils of State and Ministers, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, congratulated both sides on the important agreement announced today in Havana regarding a Special Jurisdiction for Peace to administer justice once the conflict is over

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Colombian government and FARC-EP reach transcendental jurisdiction agreement in Havana

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A master key to open the doorway to peace in Colombia was found today in Havana, with the signing of an historic agreement for the creation of a Special Jurisdiction for Peace. The agreement, signed in the presence of Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, and the maximum leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s

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Raúl receives the President of Colombia and the leader of the FARC-EP

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The President of the Councils of State and Ministers, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, today received Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos, and the leader of the FARC-EP, Timoleón Jiménez, who are in Havana to make a historic announcement set to take the South American country the closest it has ever been to achieving peace.

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Raúl bids farewell to Pope Francis

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The Pontiff is currently making his way to the United States, on the second part of his tour, where he will be received by President Barack Obama. There he will speak at a joint session of the U.S. Congress and before the UN General Assembly in New York.
On September 26, he will officiate a mass in Philadelphia and participate in the World Meeting of Families. Before leaving the island, he thanked the Cuban people for their hospitality and warm welcome.