Colombia: FARC vows to fight poverty in 2018 campaign

Rebels handed in their weapons, but must overcome the distrust of the public, which rejected the peace deal in a referendum and remains angry at FARC's history of violence and kidnapping.

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    Former FARC rebels have started campaigning for upcoming elections in Colombia, with a promise to fight poverty.

    This year's parliamentary and presidential votes will mark their party's election debut, after thousands of members handed in their weapons under a 2016 peace deal.

    But the FARC party faces an uphill struggle to convince a sceptical public.

    Al Jazeera's Alessandro Rampietti reports from Bogota.


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