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The FARC Moves Toward Peace, For Now

Feb 26, 2015 | 20:00 GMT
FARC Commander Pastor Alape (C) reads a statement as part of peace talks with the Colombian government in Havana on Feb. 25.
FARC Commander Pastor Alape (C) reads a statement as part of peace talks with the Colombian government in Havana on Feb. 25.
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Formalizing the fine print of a FARC demobilization will extend negotiations with the government for the foreseeable future. The militants will also have to demonstrate that their commanders have effective control over other leaders and rank-and-file rebels in the field. Moreover, they will have to prove that those units are willing and able to de-escalate the conflict. ...

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