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Colombian general whose kidnapping disrupted peace talks resigns
Colombian general whose kidnapping disrupted peace talks resigns

A Colombian army general announced his resignation from the armed forces Monday night, a day after he was released by rebels who kidnapped him in a remote village to which he had traveled in plainclothes and without a military escort. At a news conference at a military hospital in Bogota, Ruben Dario Alzate said he was resigning his commission "for my military honor and for love and respect for military institutions." Alzate’s kidnapping on Nov. 16 caused President Juan Manuel Santos to suspend peace talks with Alzate's captors, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, and order a large-scale manhunt in Choco province, a remote jungle region near the...

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