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Title: Historic peace deal signed entre Colombian government and FARC rebels
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An agreement of definitive cease-fire was reached between the Colombian government and the F...


An agreement of definitive cease-fire was reached between the Colombian government and the FARC, Colombia's Revolutionary Armed Forces.

This historic agreement reached after three years of negotiations was announced by Marcela Duran, a spokesman for the Colombian government, alongside one of the negotiators of the FARC.

"The agreement provides for a cease-fire and a cessation of hostilities bilateral and definitive" that will end the longest conflict in Latin America, she said.

Details of the agreement will be announced this Thursday, June 23 in the presence of Colombian President Juan Manuel Dos Santos, the supreme leader of FARC, Timoleon Jimenez nicknamed Tymoshenko, several heads of state and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

French-Colombian Ingrid Betancourt, who remains captive six years of communist guerrillas, is the most famous probably thousands of people that the FARC abducted.

According to official figures, in a half-century of existence, the Colombian conflict has claimed 260,000 dead, 45,000 missing and six and a half million displaced.



Official website and source: http://www.euronews.com

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