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Colombia ready to resume peace negotiations after Santos wins re-election

After Santos election victory, Colombia resumes peace bid (via AFP) Colombia resumed its path toward peace with leftist rebels, bolstered by President Juan Manuel Santos’ victory in elections seen as a referendum on his bid to end the 50-year-old conflict. Santos picked up 50.95 percent in Sunday’s runoff against the……

A ‘peace community’ in war-ravaged Colombia

SAN JOSE DE APARTADO, Colombia — The scene in rural Colombia might have been lifted from a picture postcard. Horses graze in a pasture and children scamper among flowering trees. But the idyllic image belies the stark realities of life in San Jose de Apartado, a “peace community” in northwestern…