Colombia’s FARC declares truce for election

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Colombia’s leftist FARC rebels have declared a ceasefire from June 9 to 30, a period that 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 on Friday and…

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