Colombia faces hard task to reinsert rebels if peace struck

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A former rebel who now owns a clothing factory oversees a worker in his workshop in Bogota

By Helen Murphy and Luis Jaime Acosta MEDELLIN, Colombia (Reuters) – Jessica Quintero awakes drenched in sweat and instinctively grabs for her AK-47 assault rifle. “The bombs still scare me, I don’t sleep,” says Quintero, 18, recounting a regular night-time ordeal after fighting for three years with Latin America’s oldest guerrilla group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC. Scared of the persistent air strikes on her camp deep in Colombia’s jungle, the former child soldier fled and surrendered in 2013, one of thousands who abandoned the FARC in the last decade as its ranks were cut in half …read more