For 50 years Marxist rebels from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, known as the FARC, have battled that country’s government in Latin America’s longest-running insurgency.

During that time, more than 200,000 people have been killed, including 177,000 civilians, and about 5.7 million Colombians have been displaced from their homes by the fighting.

But in September the Colombian government and the FARC signed a draft peace agreement at a meeting in Cuba to end what many have viewed as an intractable conflict. 

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Peace talks between Colombia’s government and the country’s most powerful rebel group are scheduled to take place in October at a neutral site: Norway’s capital, Oslo.