Colombia, Marxist Rebels to Sign Deal Ending War by March

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  • FARC rebels agree to lay down weapons within 60 days of deal
  • Colombian peace talks in Havana have dragged on since 2012

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and the head of the FARC guerrilla Timoleon Jimenez shake hands in front of Cuban President Raul Castro during a meeting in Havana on September 23.

Photographer: Yamil Lage/AFP/Getty Images

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and the leader of the nation’s Marxist guerrillas shook hands as the two sides agreed to sign a peace deal within six months, and the rebels agreed to then lay down their weapons.

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