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Peace snags on question of what crimes to forgive

When a guerrilla named Miguel Antonio Puentes surrendered three years ago, he thought it was the beginning of a new life. After dedicating his youth to the leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, the man also known as ”Commander René” was taking advantage of the government’s offer of amnesty for his crimes if he turned himself in. But in August, Colombia’s Supreme Court ended Puentes’ dream when it struck down his appeal seeking clemency for a string of kidnappings. Full Story

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