Cuba gives scholarships to Colombia war vets, victims
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BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) Â Former guerrilla fighters and victims of war area heading to Cuba for medical studi es at a university that plans to give 1,000 scholarships to former combatants and victims of Colombia's five-decade-long internal conflict.
Dozens of young men and women met at Bogota's International Airport to make the trip to Cuba Tuesday. The group includes 22 former rebels, a former policeman and victims of Colombia's civil war, who have said they want to practice medicine in some of Colombia's most impoverished areas.
Cuba's government is providing the scholarships as part of its contribution to a fragile peace process that ended fighting between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. The peace deal was negotiated in Havana from 2012 to 2016.AP Top 25: Florida Gators in, Florida State falls out Pasco deputies: Inmate offered neo-Nazi $9,000 to kill the family involved in his case Police release surveillance footage of potential witness related to the missing Largo boy case Matt BakerÂ's AP Top 25 ballot: A new No. 1 team, and what to do with Miami and UCF A tepid Taggart debut may mean a long season ahead for FSU Tiger Woods doppelganger steals show, snubbed by champ More headlines Latest Older Articles Â»