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Colombia Peace Talks
The former senator and FARC prisoner tells AQ why she supports peace negotiations and what she says to those who don’t.

FARC negotiators expect to reach a deal on discharging children under 15 from the group's ranks during the upcoming round of talks.

According to a statement read aloud at yesterday’s ongoing peace talks in Havana, the FARC guerrillas and Colombian government agreed to establish a truth commission to investigate atrocities committed during the continuing conflict.

On Wednesday, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos ordered the resumed bombing of the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia—FARC) after an early morning attack by the rebel group killed at least 10 soldiers and left 17 injured.

Sí, el proceso de paz es irreversible. Lo que es indeterminable es la firma de la paz.

This week’s likely top stories: Colombia and FARC agree to clear landmines; Peru recalls ambassador to Chile; Citigroup to sell Central American entities; Puerto Rico debates possible VAT; Chilean officials charged with corruption.

The Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia—FARC) announced yesterday an immediate ban on the recruitment of minors younger than age 17.

In a video statement released yesterday, the ELN reaffirmed its willingness to join formal peace talks with the Colombian government and announced that it would consider a ceasefire.

Los entusiastas de los diálogos recibimos con optimismo—y siempre cautela—las noticias de la última semana: la Unión Europea reconoció a Palestina como Estado, Cuba y EEUU restablecieron sus relaciones diplomáticas después de 55 años de “guerra fría,” y las Fuerzas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) declararon un cese al fuego unilateral e indefinido.

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