Colombian FARC rebels at ball game in Cuba attended by Obama

by Reuters
Tuesday, 22 March 2016 20:52 GMT

HAVANA, March 22 (Reuters) - A contingent of 40 members of Colombia's FARC rebels including their leader Rodrigo Londono were at a baseball game in Havana on Tuesday that was also attended by U.S. President Barack Obama at the end of his historic trip to the Communist-led island.

FARC negotiator Pastor Alape confirmed their attendance and said the game between the Tampa Bay Rays and a Cuban team was a "symbol of peace." A Reuters witness also spotted the rebels there.

The representatives of the Marxist-led Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia are in Cuba for peace talks with the Colombian government.

U.S. Secretary of John Kerry met on Monday with the FARC negotiators and the team representing the Colombian government at the talks.

(Editing by Tom Brown)

Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.