Colombia will not cave to political pressure to end peace talks: Santos

April 21, 2015 5:42 PM

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Colombia will not cave to political pressure to end peace talks: Santos

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos said on Tuesday he will not allow peace talks with FARC rebels to collapse under political pressure from the opposition and renewed calls for the Marxist group to show its commitment to end 50 years of war.

Demands that Santos abandon two-year-old negotiations with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have mounted after rebels last week broke a unilateral ceasefire, killing 11 soldiers in an ambush.

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