Colombia's president making surprise trip to Cuba to advance peace talks

September 23, 2015 12:32 PM

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BOGOTA, Colombia – Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos is making a surprise trip to Cuba for a key meeting with government peace negotiators trying to wrap up two-year-old talks aimed at bringing an end to the country's long-running conflict.

Colombia has been abuzz in recent hours with speculation that the government and negotiators for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia have reached a tentative agreement on the thorny issue of how to punish rebel commanders accused of human rights abuses.

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