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Colombia, guerrillas near accord to end bloody civil war

Catholic World News - November 07, 2013

The government of Colombia has reached an agreement with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), clearing the way for a peace treaty that would end decades of civil war.

Pressed by the country’s Catholic bishops, who had frequently acted as mediators in the conflict, FARC leaders agreed to disarm and become a political party. The government in turn agreed to guarantee the safety of former guerrillas and to allow the free activity of the new political movement.

The two sides still must resolve other issues—including the compensation of victims of the guerrilla warfare, and the regulation of drug trafficking—before the accord is finalized.

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