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Colombia conflict victims to be heard at talks

August 11, 2014

HAVANA (AP) — Representatives of the victims of Colombia’s more than 50-year-old armed conflict will speak out during peace talks this week between government and guerrilla negotiators.

The talks are currently focused on compensation for those who have died, been displaced or suffered other hardships.

Negotiators are set to reconvene in Havana on Tuesday after a recess. The first victims’ group is expected to arrive Saturday.

Talks between the government of Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, have been taking place in the Cuban capital since November 2012.

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