farc rebels have agreed to free a top colombian general and four others according to negotiators in cuba. their release is to be organised as soon as possible.
colombian president juan manuel santos has won a second term in an election seen as a referendum on peace talks with marxist guerrillas.santos pushed for support to continue the dialogue with rebel leaders of the revolutionary armed forces of colombia ( farc) to end half-a century of war.his rival oscar ivan zuluaga had campaigned on a taking a tougher stance.
farc rebels in colombia have struck a landmark deal with the government to end the trade in illegal drugs, and announced a week-long ceasefire covering the first round of presidential elections.
colombian president juan manuel santos wet himself during a campaign speech
at least 13 soldiers have been killed in an ambush led by farc left wing-rebels in the east of colombia on saturday. just hours later the government announced it would push on with peace talks with the farc in cuba this monday.
the columbian government and the revolutionary armed forces of colombia (the farc) have said that progress is being made at the 12th round of negotiations, being held in havana, cuba.