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Colombian rebels free 5 troopers, 1 policeman forward of talks

Colombia's Foreign Minister Alvaro Leyva, far left, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez, top center, Colombian Peace Commissioner Danilo Rueda, second from left, and representatives from the United Nations meet with representatives of the Colombia

HAVANA — A Colombian guerrilla group says it has freed six captive members of the safety forces in a goodwill gesture forward of deliberate peace talks with the federal government of recent President Gustavo Petro. The discharge of the six males was a “unilateral humanitarian gesture″ that acknowledged efforts by the Colombian authorities to facilitate…

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Ex-rebel takes oath as Colombian president in historic shift

President Gustavo Petro raises his fist at the end of his inauguration speech in Bogota, Colombia, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

BOGOTA, Colombia — Colombia’s first leftist president was sworn into workplace Sunday, promising to combat inequality and convey peace to a rustic lengthy haunted by bloody feuds between the federal government, drug traffickers and insurgent teams. Gustavo Petro, a former member of Colombia’s M-19 guerrilla group, received the presidential election in June by beating conservative…

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