Colombia's president puts deadline on peace talks with rebel group
POSTED: Monday, December 3, 2012 - 10:00am
UPDATED: Monday, December 3, 2012 - 10:04am
NBC News — Colombian's President Juan Manuel Santos has set a one-year time limit for peace talks with the rebel group "FARC." The first round of talks began in Cuba on November 19th and lasted ten days. Another round will resume Wednesday, December 5th.
But Santos said if FARC wants to transform Colombia's constitution and public policies, peace would not be achieved. Both sides have agreed to not disclose what's been discussed. The conflict has lasted about 50 years and is said to have killed tens of thousands of people.