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Columbian peace talks with Farc in crisis after general is kidnapped

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has come under intense pressure to suspend peace talks with Farc, the country’s largest guerrilla group, after the highest-ranking military official in 50 years was abducted at the weekend. While doubts remain about the identity of the kidnappers, suspicion immediately fell on Farc, which is suspected of taking General Ruben Dario Alzate. General Alzate was surveying a rural energy project along a remote river in western Colombia in the department of Chocó, a highly contested area where the 34th division of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or Farc, operates, when he was kidnapped by armed men. News of the abductions brought a close to peace…