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    I am Murloc! Satan's Avatar
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    Sep 2011
    Metrallo, Colombia

    Hurray, Hope of peace in Colombia!

    Havana, Cuba (CNN) -- Colombia's top rebel group, FARC, announced Monday it will temporarily halt its decades-old battle against government forces starting at midnight as a goodwill gesture amid peace talks with the Colombia government.
    FARC commander Ivan Marquez announced the unilateral cease-fire and called on the the Colombian government to do the same as he arrived for peace talks at Cuba's Convention Palace in Havana Monday.
    "Heeding the overwhelming demand for peace from diverse sectors of the country, the FARC secretariat orders guerrilla units across the country to cease military operations and acts of sabotage," Marquez said
    The rebel cease-fire is scheduled to start Monday night and last until January 20, the rebel group said. It's unlikely the Colombian government will take part in the two-month truce: Bogota has said previously that it will not consider a cease-fire until after a final agreement is reached.
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    FARC had signaled that it would pursue a cease-fire, even before peace talks, now being held in Havana, began in mid-October in Norway. Critics of the move believe it's just an attempt by the rebel group to rebuild its forces.

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    Dreadlord Wookeh's Avatar
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    Dec 2011
    Good, hopefully it will be over soon. And when it does, do the entire Netherlands a favour and make Tanja Nijmeijer "dissapear", she's giving us a bad name.

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    Merely a Setback Reeve's Avatar
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    Houston, TX USA
    That's fantastic news. My whole step family is Colombian, who had to flee to the US because of kidnapping and death threats. I'd like to go there someday, and relative peace and security sure would make it easier.
    'Twas a cutlass swipe or an ounce of lead
    Or a yawing hole in a battered head
    And the scuppers clogged with rotting red
    And there they lay I damn me eyes
    All lookouts clapped on Paradise
    All souls bound just contrarywise, yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!

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    Stood in the Fire Saladin456's Avatar
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    Nov 2010
    How nice. My aunt is Colombian. I'm not sure how that's relevant, but she is.

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    Every step towards peace is good. A decades long battle? Every war should have an end.

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    Titan Snowraven's Avatar
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    Mar 2011
    European Union
    I can't remember, is FARC the so called armed militia or the drug dealers? No matter which they are, you'll still have the other to take care of. And without these two fighting eachother, the remaining one will fight the gouvernment fully.

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