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Colombian leader offers deal after rebels slay 10 hostages

Colombian President Alvaro Uribe has proposed a deal to leftist FARC guerrillas to try to end the crisis in the country just hours after 10 prominent hostages were murdered during a botched rescue attempt. In a nationally televised speech late Monday, Uribe proposed that France take charge of Colombian rebel prisoners in any possible prisoner-hostage swap between the government and FARC, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. He also proposed a mediating role for the United Nations. Uribe said between “600 and 1,000” jailed FARC guerrillas could leave for a “friendly country,” in exchange for the release of “all the hostages” held by the rebels. Full Story

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