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Date TimeAugust 29, 2019
VoiceA call to arms by former rebel negotiators in Colombia is a blow to the country's fragile peace, but it also provides a tempting target for hawks looking to bring down the person the U.S. accuses of sheltering terrorist groups: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
Colombian rebels rearming ups pressure for Maduro
On Thursday, the former chief negotiator for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia announced he would resume fighting, alleging the government has failed to uphold the 2016 peace accord and accusing it of standing by as hundreds of social leaders have been slain in rural areas where the rebels long dominated.
Luciano Marín read a long manifesto in a video surrounded by a cadre of 20 heavily armed rebels from what he said was a clandestine camp in Colombia's eastern jungles but which authorities contend was inside Venezuela — long a safe haven for the guerrillas.

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