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Kidnapped and kept in chains for more than seven years in a jungle camp controlled by Colombia's FARC rebels, Alan Jara knows how hard it is to forgive and reconcile with the past. One of countless victims in Colombia's five-decade war, Latin America's longest, Jara was released by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in 2009 .He went on to be elected provincial governor three times, and now heads the government body tasked with giving reparations to nearly 8 million victims of a war that was as notorious for disappearances, abductions and sexual violence as killings.Santos has staked his political legacy on bringing peace to Colombia, saying any peace agreement reached would be put to the people to accept or reject.A poll by Ipsos in early August showed that 50 percent of Colombians would vote "no" in any plebiscite, while 39 percent said they would vote "yes".However, not all Colombians want, or are ready, to forgive the FARC and support peace talks.
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