WikiLeaks: Colombia's Uribe reached out to FARC

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December 9, 2010 06:30

 
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Colombia — Former President Alvaro Uribe sought secret talks during his second term with Colombia's main leftist rebel group in Switzerland, and the guerrillas even reached out to the US Embassy, according to leaked US diplomatic cables.

But it appears none of the described contacts made headway toward resolving Colombia's nearly half century-old civil conflict, which claims several thousand lives annually.

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