FARC Suspends Peace Talks with Colombia

Posted on August 24, 2013 • Filed under: Colombia, Ecuador, FARC, Politics

aljazeera.com reported that FARC rebel group says it will examine government proposal that any peace deal must go to referendum. Colombia’s leftist rebel group FARC has said it is putting peace talks in Cuba on pause to examine a government proposal that any peace agreement must be submitted to a national referendum.

“In light of this new circumstance, the FARC’s peace delegation has decided to make a pause in the talks to centre itself exclusively on the implications of the government proposal,” FARC negotiator Pablo Catatumbo said on Friday, reading out a statement in Havana.

President Juan Manuel Santos announced on Thursday that he was submitting legislation to Congress that would require a referendum to be held on any peace agreement reached with the leftist rebels. Read Article

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