Colombia, FARC rebels sign key deal on victims

A member of the FARC guerrillas mans a checkpoint near the municipality of Toribio, department of Cauca, Colombia, on July 11, 2012Colombia’s government and FARC guerrillas signed an agreement Tuesday on paying reparations and providing justice for victims of their half-century conflict, a key breakthrough after three years of peace talks. “The national government and the FARC have agreed to create an integral system of justice and reparations… fulfilling our commitment to place victims at the center of the peace accord,” they said in a joint statement read out in Havana, where they have been holding talks since November 2012.

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