Colombia's war victims ask country to support peace talks




 
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Colombia's war victims ask country to support peace talks
 
August 17th, 2014  
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Colombia's war victims ask country to support peace talks
By Daniel Trotta HAVANA (Reuters) - Victims of Colombia's 50-year-old war pleaded with peace negotiators to reach a deal and said they were willing to forgive heinous acts of cruelty, urging Colombians to unite behind the effort to end the bloodshed. Twelve victims from all sides in the Colombian conflict addressed peace negotiators in Havana on Saturday, marking the first time victims have been given an official voice in peace talks to end a war that has killed 200,000 people. In all 60 victims will speak to representatives of the Colombian government and leftist guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), who have been working toward a comprehensive peace plan with Cuba as host for nearly two years. Why can't the rest of the country forgive," said Constanza*Turbay, whose entire family of politicians was killed by the FARC.




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