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Colombia: 279-Mile Peace Walk Arrives in Bogotá

HeadlineOct 25, 2016

In Colombia, members of a peace walk have arrived in Bogotá after traveling nearly 300 miles to demand a peace deal between the Colombian government and FARC rebels. The march was led by the family members of 12 politicians kidnapped by FARC rebels in 2002 in Valle del Cauca. Eleven of the 12 politicians were ultimately killed, while one survived. This is Jhon Jairo Hoyos, whose father was one of the politicians kidnapped in 2002.

Jhon Jairo Hoyos: “We have walked 450 kilometers to say to Colombia, our nation, that peace is possible, that we can achieve it, that we have to unite and leave behind our divisions, and that we unite in one voice. No more victims. We want peace, and let’s make this agreement now.”

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