Peace prospect brings cheers, cynicism from weary Colombians

September 24, 2015 10:02 AM

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Peace prospect brings cheers, cynicism from weary Colombians

BOGOTA A pledge from Colombia's government and FARC rebels to end Latin America's longest war by next March brought both applause and doubts among a people bruised by 51 years of death, disappearances and damage to the economy.

Meeting for the first time on Wednesday night, President Juan Manuel Santos and guerrilla leader Rodrigo Londono, better known as Timochenko, shook on a deal to reach peace within six months and disarm the rebels sixty days after.

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