Colombian president, rebels announce major breakthrough in peace talks

September 23, 2015 11:04 PM

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Colombian president, rebels announce major breakthrough in peace talks

HAVANA — Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and the leader of the FARC rebel group announced a major breakthrough Wednesday in their peace negotiations, bringing the country to the verge of ending one of the world’s longest-running wars.

The dramatic announcement came Wednesday afternoonin Havana, where the two sides began formal negotiations in 2012 in ending the 50-year-old conflict. It was the first time Santos has appeared beside Timoleon Jimenez, alias “Timochenko,” the elusive FARC commander who had previously surfaced in vide...

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