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Colombian peace talks said to advance amid many challenges

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Members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebel group (L-R) Tanja Nijmeijer of the Netherlands, Ricardo Tellez, FARC lead negotiator Ivan Marquez and Jesus Santrich attend a news conference in Havana December 21, 2012. Talks to end Colombia's bloody, half-century-long conflict with Marxist-led FARC rebels have made progress, but many challenges lie ahead, the government's top negotiator said on Friday. Former...more

Members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebel group (L-R) Tanja Nijmeijer of the Netherlands, Ricardo Tellez, FARC lead negotiator Ivan Marquez and Jesus Santrich attend a news conference in Havana December 21, 2012. Talks to end Colombia's bloody, half-century-long conflict with Marxist-led FARC rebels have made progress, but many challenges lie ahead, the government's top negotiator said on Friday. Former vice president Humberto de la Calle, speaking after the two sides finished their second round of meetings and broke until Jan. 14, said they had agreed on some "unprecedented mechanisms" for civic input into the peace process. REUTERS/Enrique De La Osa
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Colombia's FARC lead negotiator Ivan Marquez (L) talks next to Jesus Santrich during a news conference in Havana December 21, 2012. Talks to end Colombia's bloody, half-century-long conflict with Marxist-led FARC rebels have made progress, but many challenges lie ahead, the government's top negotiator said on Friday. Former vice president Humberto de la Calle, speaking after the two sides finished their second round of meetings and...more

Colombia's FARC lead negotiator Ivan Marquez (L) talks next to Jesus Santrich during a news conference in Havana December 21, 2012. Talks to end Colombia's bloody, half-century-long conflict with Marxist-led FARC rebels have made progress, but many challenges lie ahead, the government's top negotiator said on Friday. Former vice president Humberto de la Calle, speaking after the two sides finished their second round of meetings and broke until January 14, said they had agreed on some "unprecedented mechanisms" for civic input into the peace process. REUTERS/Enrique De La Osa
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Tanja Nijmeijer of the Netherlands, an active member of Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), attends a news conference in Havana December 21, 2012. Talks to end Colombia's bloody, half-century-long conflict with Marxist-led FARC rebels have made progress, but many challenges lie ahead, the government's top negotiator said on Friday. Former vice president Humberto de la Calle, speaking after the two sides finished their...more

Tanja Nijmeijer of the Netherlands, an active member of Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), attends a news conference in Havana December 21, 2012. Talks to end Colombia's bloody, half-century-long conflict with Marxist-led FARC rebels have made progress, but many challenges lie ahead, the government's top negotiator said on Friday. Former vice president Humberto de la Calle, speaking after the two sides finished their second round of meetings and broke until January 14, said they had agreed on some "unprecedented mechanisms" for civic input into the peace process. REUTERS/Enrique De La Osa
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Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) delegate Ruben Zamora carries a picture of FARC guerrilla Simon Trinidad as he arrives at a news conference in Havana December 21, 2012. Talks to end Colombia's bloody, half-century-long conflict with Marxist-led FARC rebels have made progress, but many challenges lie ahead, the government's top negotiator said on Friday. Former vice president Humberto de la Calle, speaking after the...more

Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) delegate Ruben Zamora carries a picture of FARC guerrilla Simon Trinidad as he arrives at a news conference in Havana December 21, 2012. Talks to end Colombia's bloody, half-century-long conflict with Marxist-led FARC rebels have made progress, but many challenges lie ahead, the government's top negotiator said on Friday. Former vice president Humberto de la Calle, speaking after the two sides finished their second round of meetings and broke until January 14, said they had agreed on some "unprecedented mechanisms" for civic input into the peace process. REUTERS/Enrique De La Osa
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Colombia's Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) lead negotiator Ivan Marquez arrives a news conference in Havana December 21, 2012. Talks to end Colombia's bloody, half-century-long conflict with Marxist-led FARC rebels have made progress, but many challenges lie ahead, the government's top negotiator said on Friday. Former vice president Humberto de la Calle, speaking after the two sides finished their second round of...more

Colombia's Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) lead negotiator Ivan Marquez arrives a news conference in Havana December 21, 2012. Talks to end Colombia's bloody, half-century-long conflict with Marxist-led FARC rebels have made progress, but many challenges lie ahead, the government's top negotiator said on Friday. Former vice president Humberto de la Calle, speaking after the two sides finished their second round of meetings and broke until January 14, said they had agreed on some "unprecedented mechanisms" for civic input into the peace process. REUTERS/Enrique De La Osa
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Colombia's lead government negotiator Humberto de la Calle (C) talks next to security advisor Sergio Jaramillo (L) and Franks Pear during a news conference in Havana December 21, 2012. Talks to end Colombia's bloody, half-century-long conflict with Marxist-led FARC rebels have made progress, but many challenges lie ahead, the government's top negotiator said on Friday. Former vice president Humberto de la Calle, speaking after the...more

Colombia's lead government negotiator Humberto de la Calle (C) talks next to security advisor Sergio Jaramillo (L) and Franks Pear during a news conference in Havana December 21, 2012. Talks to end Colombia's bloody, half-century-long conflict with Marxist-led FARC rebels have made progress, but many challenges lie ahead, the government's top negotiator said on Friday. Former vice president Humberto de la Calle, speaking after the two sides finished their second round of meetings and broke until Jan. 14, said they had agreed on some "unprecedented mechanisms" for civic input into the peace process. REUTERS/STRINGER
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