Colombian rebels reporting modest progress in Havana talks
The Associated Press
HAVANA — Colombia's largest rebel group is reporting modest advances during 10 months of peace talks.
The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia blamed President Juan Manuel Santo's administration for the slow pace as talks resumed Thursday in the Cuban capital after a two-week break.
Chief rebel negotiator Ivan Marquez says progress has been modest, despite nearly 200 rebel proposals and 25 pages of partial agreements for resolving rural and other problems in Colombia. Marquez blames the delays on agenda changes he says "are not the responsibility" of his group. But he also recognizes "the government's will for advancing the dialogue."
Government representatives did not comment.
The rebel group known as the FARC is Latin America's oldest active guerrilla group. Its peace talks with Colombia's government began in Havana late last year.