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Rebel leader pushes prisoner swap in Colombia

A prisoner swap between the Colombian government and FARC guerrillas — including three U.S. defense contractors — could pave the way for talks to end the insurgency, a top FARC leader has told The Miami Herald. ”With a humanitarian exchange, trust could be generated,” Rodrigo Granda, known as the FARC’s ”foreign minister,” said in an interview at the Bogotá headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church. “All conflicts have ended like this: The two sides sit and they talk, they feel each other out, which is what we’ve wanted since the beginning.” Full Story

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