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Colombia

This week's likely top stories: Colombia’s peace talks suspended over kidnapping; U.S. will grant refugee status to select minors from Central America; Brazilian police arrest 27 in Petrobras corruption scandal; Cruise ship tourism is booming in Cuba; Pemex invests millions in hydrocarbon production and exploration.

This week's likely top stories: Brazil’s military launches training operation in Amazon; Mexico cancels high-speed rail contract to Chinese-led consortium; Indigenous court in Colombia convicts seven FARC members; AT&T purchases Iusacell; Mexico erupts in protests over reported discovery of remains of the 43 missing students.

The negotiated end to Colombia's armed conflict must appease all sides: the government and the FARC, as well as a skeptical and resistant citizenry.

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) will travel to Colombia today for a two-day meeting with Colombian government officials, businesses and civil society organizations to discuss security, trade and human trafficking, his office said Tuesday.

The state needs to play a bigger role in the post-conflict countryside.
Life on Colombia's western warfront.
An agreement won't end endemic problems of poverty and narco-crime—but it will certainly help.
What can Colombia learn from other countries that have ended conflict and achieved peace?
The FARC's negotiators emerge from the jungle.

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