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.
Members of the now disbanded FARC have nominated ex-leader Rodrigo Londono, known as 'Timochenko,' to run for president in next year's election. Londono and other ex-rebels may face trials for human rights crimes.
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's FARC rebel group has officially declared its disarmament complete following half a century of war against the state. The ceremony marks the end of Latin America's longest contemporary conflict.
The weapons are gone, but the political path forward for Colombia's former FARC rebels is still in doubt. Not long before the planned founding of their political party on September 1, the group is facing legal obstacles.
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