Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos won a second four-year term in elections yesterday, gaining a mandate to push ahead with talks aimed at ending 50 years of fighting with Marxist guerrillas.
President Juan Manuel Santos said Colombians would accept a deal granting unelected guerrilla leaders seats in Congress if it brings an end to a conflict that has left 220,000 dead.
"General Alzate, the lawyer Urrego and Corporal Rodriguez have been liberated in perfect conditions, and are waiting the right climatic conditions to return to their families."
- Juan Manuel Santos on Nov 30, 2014
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