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Senior Colombian Rebel to Be Released from Prison

A Colombian rebel leader will be released from prison possibly as early as Wednesday after serving just over nine years of a 20-year sentence shortened for good behavior, the attorney general’s office said on Tuesday. Felipe Torres, one of the two most senior imprisoned rebels in Colombia, is a former commander of the 5,000-member National Liberation Army, a Cuban-inspired revolutionary group fighting a four-decade-old guerrilla war in Colombia. Over the past decade, Torres and fellow imprisoned commander Francisco Galan acted as go-betweens for the government and the guerrilla group, known by its Spanish initials ELN. Full Story

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