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Colombian peace talks pause progress

Thursday, August 29, 2013

The Colombian government and leftist Farc rebels wound up a 13th round of peace negotiations on Wednesday.

While the discussion was supposed to focus on the political participation of Farc, it was overshadowed by a proposed referendum on any deal that was submitted by President Juan Manuel Santos to congress last week and scheduled to occur during national elections next year.

The Farc called a pause in the negotiations after Santos made the referendum proposal, which it strongly opposes.

Source: Reuters