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Colombia President Looking to Make Peace With FARC This Year

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said his government is working to reach a peace deal this year to end a five-decade conflict with guerrillas that has claimed 200,000 lives.

“I would very much die with a smile on my face if I leave my country with peace and with more social justice,” Santos, 62, who won re-election June 15, said in an interview today. “If we maintain the correct dynamic in this process, I hope that this year we can end the war.”