FARC declares unilateral open-ended cease-fire in Colombia

December 18, 2014 12:13 AM

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The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, guerrillas announced Wednesday a unilateral open-ended cease-fire that will begin at one minute after midnight on Dec. 20, the announcement coming within the framework of the peace talks that have been under way here with the Colombian government for more than two years.

"This unilateral cease-fire, which we hope will be prolonged, would end only if it is verified that our guerrilla structures have been the target of attacks by the (army)," said the FARC's chief negotiator, "Ivan Marquez" (the alias of Luciano Marin Arango), who read from a communique issued by the ...

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