• Colombia govt, rebels to sign full ceasefire

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    HAVANA: Colombia’s government and the FARC guerrilla force say they will sign a definitive ceasefire on Thursday, one of the last steps toward ending Latin America’s longest civil war. The move heralds an end to a half-century conflict that has killed hundreds of thousands of people in the jungles of the major cocaine-producing country. “We have successfully reached an agreement for a definitive bilateral ceasefire and end to hostilities,” the two sides said in a joint statement on Wednesday. The deal resolves one of the final points in peace talks between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the country’s largest rebel group.

    AFP

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