Colombian leader vows peace with FARC within six months

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (L) and the head of the FARC guerrilla group Timoleon Jimenez, aka Timochenko (R), shake hands as Cuban President Raul Castro (C) holds their hands during a meeting in Havana on September 23, 2015The Colombian government and FARC rebels will sign a definitive peace deal within six months to end a half-century of conflict, President Juan Manuel Santos said, as the two sides announced a major breakthrough. Santos and FARC leader Timoleon “Timochenko” Jimenez presided over a ceremony where government and rebel negotiators signed a deal on justice for crimes committed during the conflict, which had been the key issue blocking progress in dragging peace talks.

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