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Colombian Justice Minister Enrique Parego said after a Cabinet meeting that a special commission will be set up to investigate the 27-hour siege at the Palace of Justice in Bogota that left more than 100 people dead, including 12 Supreme Court justices. The inquiry was launched after judges surviving the ordeal said that President Belisario Betancur should have heeded a call by Supreme Court President Alfonso Reyes, later killed, for a cease-fire between government forces and rebels holding scores of hostages.


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