Colombian Rebels Ready to Solidify Cease-fire, Urged by Novelist Marquez

Colombian Rebels Ready to Solidify Cease-fire, Urged by Novelist Marquez

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Colombia has initiated several rounds of peace talks with that country’s second largest rebel group. In addition, the Colombian Nobel-winning novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez met with rebel leaders in mid-March to help move negotiations forward. On Monday the rebels revealed they would “experiment to create an environment of peace (and)  immediately … to solidify a cease-fire” in return for a release of prisoners. (Herald Tribune)

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