The rebel group FARC says it is willing to begin peace talks with Colombia’s government.
Sept. 7, 2012Noemi Caicedo, 36, and her grandson, Christian Camilo, share a conversation in their kitchen in the hamlet of Marquetalia, Colombia. The FARC, a rebel group that has used the bounties of the drug trade to wage decades of war against the U.S.-supported government, says it is ready to begin peace talks with Colombian officials. Caicedo has lived amid the conflict her whole life. “I think it’s time for things to calm down,” she said.Carlos Villalon/For The Washington Post