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Colombia, militant group forge deal on illicit drugs

DRUG ALLIANCE:The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia agreed to exit the illegal drug trade in the latest development from ongoing peace talks in Cuba


FARC is the hemisphere’s largest active guerrilla army, with about 8,000 members still in arms. The National Liberation Army, which has about 2,000 fighters, is not taking part in the Havana talks, though it has expressed a desire for negotiations with the government.

Meanwhile, four presumed FARC members died in an explosion, said Patricia Velez, mayor of the town of Planadas where the blast occurred. She said three adults and one minor died.

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