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Colombian Governor Accuses FARC of Sexual Abuse of Minors in Relocation Sites

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Obstacles Remain After Colombia Ratifies New Peace Deal

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Colombian Kingpin “Mi Sangre” Extradited To The U.S.

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Colombians march to demand Farc peace deal be revived

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China Eyes Free Trade Talks With Colombia

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Colombia rejects peace deal with FARC rebels in historic photo-finish referendum

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Santos convokes opponents after divided Colombia rejects peace deal with FARC rebels

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