The Colombian government and FARC rebels have been holding peace talks for more than three years. The country's civil war has cost more than 200,000 lives. It's hoped an accord will finally be reached by the end of 2016.
The once-feared rebel group has started its own political party, but after much deliberation will still be known as FARC. Under a peace agreement, the group will automatically get 10 seats in Congress.
Colombia signed a peace deal with FARC rebels last November. But large swathes of the county are still mired in violence, as smaller armies try to gain control of the territory. Manuel Rueda reports from Buenaventura.
Rebels and their victims in Colombia stood together as Pope Frances led an open-air Mass. The pope called for reconciliation after decades of fighting between the government and left-wing Colombian rebels.
The Colombian government has dismissed as a joke the list of assets FARC rebels have put forward as compensation for its victims. Orange juicers and old boots are reportedly among the items on the inventory.
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