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Colombians Hopes for Peace Raised Again

LADB Article ID: 78548
Category/Department: Colombia
Date: 2012-03-30
By: Andrés Gaudín

In the space of a few weeks, the peace proposal by humanitarian group Colombianas y Colombianos por la Paz (CCP) seems to have raised some hope for beginning on a path that could finally end the bloody internal war that began 48 years ago, The Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) and the Ejército de Liberación Nacional (ELN), Colombia's two insurrectionist groups, responded positively to the proposal. No sooner had the CCP idea become known than President Juan Manuel Santos rejected it. He said the government "did not authorize and will not authorize Colombian or foreign mediators to look for rapprochement" with the FARC.

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