HAVANA, CUBA -- A leader from Colombia's rebel FARC group acknowledged on Tuesday the group was holding a Colombian general captive, but urged the government to reconsider its decision to suspend peace talks in Havana.
Colombia's president Juan Manuel Santos announced Sunday night the suspension of the peace talks, calling it "totally unacceptable" that FARC had captured General Ruben Dario Alzate while he was surveying a rural energy project near a remote river in western Colombia. It was the first time in nearly five decades of fighting between government and rebel forces that a general had been taken prisoner.
FARC leader Jorge Torres Victoria, who goes by the alias Pablo Catatumbo, said the peace talks should continue and their delegation was willing to contribute a "solution."
--Orlando Matos, NBC News