The president and the rebel seeking peace in Colombia

Cuban President Raul Castro (C) brings together Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (L) and the head of the FARC guerrilla group Timoleon Jimenez, aka Timochenko (2-R), during a meeting in Havana on September 23, 2015Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and Timoleon “Timochenko” Jimenez, the leader of the FARC rebels, announced a major breakthrough in peace talks to end a conflict that has burned for half a century. Juan Manuel Santos, 64, served as defense minister under hawkish president Alvaro Uribe (2002-2010), running a no-holds-barred military campaign against the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

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