Government Breaks Off Peace Talks with Communists

The government broke off the fifth round of peace talks with leftist rebels, days after the communist leadership ordered increased attacks in the wake of the declaration of martial law in Mindanao. The agenda would have covered the most contentious part of the negotiations, as slated for discussions were social and economic reform issues. Leftist leaders, however, have said before that the two sides seem too far apart on these issues,…

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