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Colombia’s Government Agrees to Cease-fire With Rebel Groups

Gustavo Petro in Bogota, Colombia on Dec. 17

Gustavo Petro in Bogota, Colombia on Dec. 17

Photographer: Long Visual Press/Universal Images Group/Getty Images

Colombia’s government has agreed to a cease-fire with guerrilla factions and paramilitary groups as the nation seeks to start peace negotiations, President Gustavo Petro said.

The agreement includes talks with National Liberation Army rebels and former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia dissidents who didn’t demobilize during the peace deal signed in 2016, Petro said in a tweet on New Year’s eve.