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Colombian peace talks resume in Cuba as conflict rages

HAVANA (Reuters) - The Colombian government and leftist FARC rebels resumed peace negotiations in Havana on Sunday after a recess of more than two weeks, during which 19 soldiers and a number of rebels were killed and rural protests left four farmers dead and several police injured.Full story

Colombia says won't let FARC make media show of U.S. captive release

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said he would not allow FARC rebels to make a media circus of the release of a U.S. citizen they captured last month after the group "flagrantly violated" a promise to end kidnappings before peace talks began. Full story

Venezuelan, Colombian presidents put aside diplomatic dispute

PUERTO AYACUCHO, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and Colombian counterpart Juan Manuel Santos on Monday agreed to turn the page on a diplomatic dispute triggered when Santos met with Venezuela's main opposition leader in May. Full story

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