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    Colombia's New President Vows to Alter Peace Deal With FARC Rebels

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    MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - New President of Colombia Ivan Duque said he wanted to make changes to a landmark peace agreement with leftist rebels.

    Duque was sworn into office on Tuesday. "We will make corrections to those structural errors which surfaced when applying the accord. The victims [of the conflict] must receive moral, financial and economic compensation from executioners," Duque said at the inauguration ceremony.

    Colombia's new leader said that within a month his government would also assess peace negotiations underway with National Liberation Army.

    The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebel movement waged a revolutionary struggle against Colombian authorities for over 50 years before signing a historic peace accord in 2016.

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    Previously, Duque promised that he would respect the peace accords with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia signed by then-President Juan Manuel Santos.

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