FARC accepts blame for bloodshed
Pablo Catatumbo, chief of the western bloc of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, left, speaks to journalists accompanied by Ivan Marquez, the FARC's chief negotiator, during the continuation of peace talks with Colombia's government in Havana, Cuba. HAVANA - Colombia's largest rebel organization for the first time on Tuesday accepted partial responsibility for decades of bloodshed and called for a commission to investigate the causes of the armed conflict that has killed more than 200 000. The admission from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) came after a similar one by the Colombian government and appeared to mark some progress in peace negotiations that have dragged on for nine months in Havana while fighting continues in Colombia.
President Juan Manuel Santos acknowledged at the time that the Colombian state was responsible for serious violations of human rights during the conflict. Discussions to end the longest and last remaining armed conflict in Latin America began last November.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at Sunday Tribune