Colombia’s Santos says opposition poisoning peace talks

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos gestures during a interview with AFP in Cucuta, Colombia on May 10, 2014Cucuta (Colombia) (AFP) – Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos, in an interview with AFP, accused his opponents of waging a \”dirty\” campaign to poison peace talks with leftist guerrillas. Santos, who is running for a second four year term, has found his bid to end a 50-year-old leftist insurgency through peace talks under attack from the right. Behind conservative challenger Oscar Ivan Zuluaga is former Santos mentor Alvaro Uribe, who fought the FARC, Colombia’s largest rebel group, during his own 2002-2010 presidency. Uribe tried, and failed, to defeat FARC militarily.