Colombian rebel rejects peace talks deadline

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Marco Leon Calarca, member of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, gestures during an interview in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, May 28, 2013. Calarca has rejected the government's insistence that talks wrap up by November ahead of national elections, saying the president should not put his personal ambition ahead of the peace process. In an interview with The Associated Press, Marco Leon Calarca said his Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia were hopeful the months' long negotiations would lead to peace, and heartened that the two sides had reached agreement on the first major point of dispute between them: land reform. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)HAVANA (AP) — A leading peace negotiator of Colombia's main rebel group has rejected the government's insistence that talks wrap up by November ahead of national elections, saying the president should not put his personal ambition ahead of the peace process.

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