Colombia's FARC rebel group turns 50

Negotiations with Colombian government to end conflict that claimed 200,000 lives making progress in Cuba.

    It began as an uprising by a group of farmers in central Colombia that transformed into one of the world's deadliest - and richest - guerilla armies.

    Fifty years on, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, better known as FARC, remains a powerful force.

    Its anniversary comes at a key stage in peace talks with the government.

    The talks to end a conflict that has cost more than 200,000 lives and internally displaced at least six million Colombians, are making progress in Havana, Cuba.

    Al Jazeera's Lucia Newman reports from Cauca.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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