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Baby boom in Colombia's Farc rebel army

By Emily Wright

After Latin America’s oldest guerrilla group the Farc handed in their weapons in June, Colombia’s main rebel group are a step closer to civilian life. But peace has brought something of an unexpected dividend to the Farc.

With the fighting over, the rebel group is undergoing a baby boom after 53 years during which the FARC’s women fighters were not allowed to have children.

Emily Wright has more from a Farc camp, near the town of Icononzo, about 100 kilometres from the Colombian capital Bogota.

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