Colombia to offer tax breaks for development under peace deal

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  • Sunday, 26 Jun 2016

A boy writes a message about peace on a banner as people celebrate the signing of a historic ceasefire deal between the Colombian government and FARC rebels in Bogota, Colombia, June 23, 2016. REUTERS/John Vizcaino

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia will offer tax incentives to companies that get involved in infrastructure and social service projects in areas left underdeveloped or scarred by the country's 50-year armed conflict, a government official said.

The government and leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, rebels, signed a landmark ceasefire agreement in Havana this week, clearing the way for a final peace accord as soon as next month.

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