Colombia, FARC rebels say peace talks focusing on political participation post-conflict

Colombia's government and its largest rebel army say they have begun building agreements on the guerrillas' participation in politics if peace talks succeed.

In a joint statement, the two sides say they are working on accords covering "rights and guarantees for the exercise of the political opposition."

The statement was issued Saturday as negotiators entered another recess between rounds of discussions.

Representatives of President Juan Manuel Santos and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, have been holding peace talks in Havana since last year.

The FARC was formed in the 1960s and is the oldest active guerrilla army in the Americas.