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Colombian Rebels-Turned-Politicians Sworn into Congress

With the swipe of a taupe shade of eye shadow and the swearing of an oath, Sandra Ramirez’s transformation from rebel guerrilla to senator was complete. Eight ex-combatants with Colombia’s once-largest rebel group were sworn into office Friday in another crucial step in implementing the country’s peace accord, taking seats in Congress alongside some lawmakers who for years were bitter enemies. “This is a big responsibility we’ll be shouldering,” said Ramirez, the widow of a legendary...

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