Monday 23 October 2017

FARC rebels agree to join political discussions in major step in ending decades-long war

COLOMBIA'S government and Marxist FARC rebels have reached an agreement on the critical issue of the guerrillas' future in politics, the two sides said on Tuesday in what could be a key step forward in their peace talks to end their decades-long war.

The FARC, or Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, has been fighting the government in a jungle and urban conflict that has killed more than 200,000 people since it began almost five decades ago as a peasant movement seeking land reform.

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