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Colombia negotiator: “If a deal is reached, FARC will not keep its guns”

President Santos begins European tour to drum up support for post-conflict era

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Colombia would earn decade of growth if peace process succeeds

Group of economists reveals huge estimated benefits of achieving an accord with the FARC

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Colombian senator charges Álvaro Uribe with ties to drug lords and death squads

Iván Cepeda, son of a murdered communist leader, wants ex-president’s past to be investigated

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“Forgiveness is the pillar of peace,” says victim of FARC

Constanza Turbay, who lost family members to the guerrilla group, speaks about the peace process

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Betancourt’s former number two leaves Colombia’s Peace Commission

Move by congresswoman and ex-FARC hostage Clara Rojas follows questions over her victim status

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Santos proposes law to eliminate presidential re-elections in Colombia

The Colombian leader says the bill will “reestablish balance of power” in the country

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Top hitman for drug lord Pablo Escobar released after 23 years in prison

“Popeye,” who killed over 300 for the Medellín cartel, is freed after serving three-fifths of his sentence

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Colombians wary as former Escobar hitman gets ready to walk free from prison

“Popeye” has served 23 years after killing hundreds under reign of Medellín cartel chief

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Colombian president in favor of medical use of marijuana

Santos gives nod to proposal presented by Senator Juan Manuel Galán in Congress

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FARC chief says peace agreement will not happen this year

Colombian President Santos is eager to sign an accord with the guerrilla group by the end of 2014

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Colombia will allow FARC rebels to run for public office

Justices ban criminals convicted of genocides and crimes against humanity from public office

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Tensions flare as former Colombian president Uribe returns as senator

The ex-head of state makes a political comeback four years after he left office

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Santos: “The key is how much justice can be sacrificed in the name of peace”

The newly re-elected Colombian president discusses the continuation of the FARC talks

Colombian election result leaves Uribe party on the sidelines

Seven million votes endorse Zuluaga as the main opposition leader

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Relations with Venezuela widen gap between Colombia’s contenders

But opposition leader Oscar Iván Zuluaga may have to soften his rhetoric if elected on Sunday

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Colombia announces peace talks with second-largest guerrilla movement

The National Liberation Army, with 1,500 members, is responsible for numerous kidnappings

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Colombian candidates wrestle over FARC negotiations in TV debate

Presidential contenders Santos and Zuluaga stress their divergent views over peace process

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Presidential contenders clash over different paths to peace in Colombia

Juan Manuel Santos and Óscar Iván Zuluaga spar in televised debate ahead of June 15 runoff

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Leftists boost Santos re-election campaign in Colombia

Plans to reassess peace talks with the FARC tank support for Uribe’s party

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Zuluaga’s message of fear seduces Colombian voters

President Santos’ rival has capitalized on the feeling that the government is selling out to the FARC Incumbent leader has failed to sell peace process convincingly in election race

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Attacks between Santos and main rival dominate Colombian election TV debate

President and Zuluaga exchange accusations over recent scandals ahead of Sunday’s vote Other candidates warn of risk of greater polarization should either man win the presidency

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War as usual in Colombia

Dialogue with the FARC is the main topic on the presidential campaign trail But Colombians are skeptical about the success of the peace process

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Colombia’s Santos accuses rival of “sabotaging peace process”

But Democratic Center candidate claims slander campaign ahead of Sunday elections

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Colombia arrests hacker who spied on talks between government and FARC

Engineer also worked for opposition candidate in the presidential campaign

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Santos’ lead shrinking ahead of Colombian elections, polls show

Support for main rivals to incumbent president on the rise as peace process drags

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Colombian court orders president to reinstate fired Bogota mayor

Former guerrilla was removed from office for violating free-market reforms

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“I wish they would stop hunting down young girls”

An average of 27 children are raped daily in Colombia's armed conflict, say NGOs