Colombia’s leftist rebels declare unilateral ceasefire

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Colombia’s leftist FARC rebels declared a ceasefire from June 9th to the 30th. This period will cover a runoff presidential election being contested mainly over how to end five decades of war with the guerrillas.

“The three-week ceasefire was announced in an open letter posted on the group’s website,” a news source reported. Colombia will hold a runoff election on June 15th. Incumbent President Juan Manuel Santos will face off with right-wing candidate Oscar Ivan Zuluaga.

At the ballot box, voters are debating a key issue: the Havana peace talks to end 50 years of armed conflict with FARC.  What lies ahead for Colombia’s peace? CCTV Correspondent Michelle Begue reports from Bogota.

Colombia\'s leftist rebels declare unilateral ceasefire

Colombia\'s leftist rebels declare unilateral ceasefire

Colombia will hold a runoff election on June 15th. Incumbent President Juan Manuel Santos will face off with rightwing candidate Oscar Ivan Zuluaga. The main issue at the ballot box: the Havana peace talks to end 50 years of armed conflict with the rebel group known as FARC. What lies ahead for Colombia's peace with either candidate leading the country CCTV Correspondent, Michelle Begue, has this story from Bogot