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Colombia pushes FARC to disarm
With the death of FARC commander Alfonso Cano, Colombia pushes efforts to disarm region's oldest armed rebel group.
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2011 23:28

In the week since the killing of Alfonso Cano, head of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), Colombian authorities continue to push for the disarming of Latin America's oldest armed rebel group.

Cano's death is a major coup for Bogota, but the FARC remains active in 60 areas of the country with anywhere between eight and ten thousand fighters remaining. Before his death, Cano had managed to win consensus among FARC leaders to pursue peace talks with the government, but with his death, many residents of areas most affected by the on-going conflict fear chances for peace have been greatly diminished, if not, halted entirely.

Al Jazeera's Teresa Bo reports from Cauca.

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