Colombian rebels, government meet in Cuba
- Submitted by: lena campos
- 08 / 27 / 2012
Colombian rebels and the government met in Cuba to discuss the possibility of peace talks, current and former government sources said Monday.
Present at the discussions, the sources said, were members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, known as the FARC, and representatives of President Juan Manuel Santos.
The sources asked to remain anonymous because they were not authorized to discuss the matter.
When asked about the possibility of talks, a spokeswoman for Santos declined to comment.
"The government does not have an official announcement regarding that issue," said Ana Maria Duran.
The FARC has been at war with the Colombian government since the 1960s, making it Latin American's oldest insurgency. Though severely weakened in recent years, the group continues to carry out kidnappings and attack security forces.