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Colombia peace talks taking weeklong recess

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November 29, 2012 08:57 PM EST | AP


HAVANA — Negotiators for Colombia's government and the country's main rebel group have agreed to a short break in their talks in Havana aimed at ending a half century of conflict.

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia and the government say they will resume negotiations Wednesday. They announced the recess after wrapping up a session Thursday.

Both sides say the break will allow them to consult with their leaderships.

The negotiations shifted to Cuba on Nov. 19, a month after the peace process was officially inaugurated in Oslo, Norway.