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Colombia rebels unanimously approve peace accord with govt

Leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia pledged their unanimous support on Friday to a peace agreement reached last month with the government.

The announcement capped off a week of deliberations on a remote savannah in southern Colombia in which the guerrillas attempted to present themselves in a new light to skeptical Colombians who blame them for decades of bloody violence.

In concerts featuring rebel rap artists, conferences on the FARC's care for the environment and interviews with international media who were invited to attend the normally clandestine conference for the first time, rebel leaders largely shunned the antagonizing, ideological rhetoric...

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