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Colombia rebels, Uribe, move closer to peace talks

Colombia’s biggest leftist rebel group proposed a conditional cease-fire with the government on Monday, its most significant step toward peace since conservative Alvaro Uribe became president in 2002. Uribe, popular for his U.S.-backed crackdown on the 42-year-old Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, responded by ordering his administration to talk with the rebels about setting up negotiations aimed at a prisoner swap and an eventual peace deal. Full Story

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