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Colombia group open to hostage exchange

A leader of Colombia’s largest leftist guerrilla group said the rebels were willing to discuss releasing 60 hostages, including three Americans, in exchange for scores of jailed fighters. In past months, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, had rejected out of hand any negotiations with President Alvaro Uribe, whose beefed-up military has kept the 12,000-strong insurgency on the run for the last four years. But Uribe’s re-election by a landslide in May could be forcing the FARC to re-evaluate its position. Full Story

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