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Colombian rebels call truce as peace talks start


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Colombia's FARC lead negotiator Ivan Marquez arrives to talks in Havana November 19, 2012. Marxist FARC rebels announced a unilateral two-month ceasefire on Monday as they opened negotiations with the government in an attempt to restore peace after nearly half a century of war. The FARC will halt all offensive military operations and acts of sabotage against infrastructure beginning at midnight on Monday night and running through Jan. 20, FARC lead negotiator Ivan Marquez said as he arrived for talks in Havana. REUTERS/Enrique De La Osa