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In Colombia War Zone, Peace Talks Raise New Fears

For farmers like Angel Escue, Colombia's bid to end half a century of war with Marxist rebels may come at too high a price.   Stripping leaves from an illegal coca bush at his small plot in the mountains of central Cauca department, Escue says a peace deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC),  could sink him deeper into poverty even if it ends almost daily firefights in the area.   “We pray for an end to the violence, but not at any cost,”...

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