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Colombia peace drive wobbles, president says time short

February 19
21:37 2016

Colombia's president Friday pressured FARC rebels to respect a March 23 deadline for a peace deal to end a half-century conflict, warning time was short as tensions rose over the negotiations. Progress made in recent weeks at peace talks in Havana looked in peril as President Juan Manuel Santos and leaders of the Marxist guerrilla force squabbled over restrictions on the rebel leaders' movements in Colombia. Under pressure after FARC members provoked outrage by appearing at a political rally, Santos warned time was running out for the two sides to reach agreement on the final points of the peace deal.

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