Colombia’s FARC rebels announce unilateral cease-fire

Colombia’s largest guerrilla army on Wednesday announced a monthlong, unilateral cease-fire, seeking to ease tensions as it continues long-running peace talks with the government. Following a series of intensified attacks by both sides that have complicated the peace process, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, said it will halt hostilities as of July 20. “We came to Cuba to achieve a peace accord, to put an end to a war that has gone on for more than half a century,” said a rebel leader who was born Luciano Marin Arango and goes by the nom de guerre Ivan Marquez.



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