HAVANA (AP) - Cuba's government has announced a news conference in Havana in which it is anticipated that Colombia's main leftist rebel group could announce the start of talks to end a half-century old conflict.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced last week that preliminary talks to end the confrontation with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia already have been held.
Cuban authorities announced the press conference in an email to the foreign press. It gives no details on who will speak. It is believed to be the first news conference the rebels have given outside Colombia in more than a decade.
The FARC has about 9,000 fighters but has suffered major setbacks in recent years.
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