Colombia

Giving peace a chance

Print edition : November 11, 2016

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (left) and FARC leader Rodrigo Londono after signing the peace accord in Cartagena, Colombia, on September 26 in the presence of U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (extreme left) and Cuban President Raul Castro (extreme right). Photo: JOHN VIZCAINO/REUTERS

In Bogota, Colombia, a peace march in on October 12. Thousands of farmers, activists and students marched in cities across the country in support of the peace deal after the referendum. Photo: Fernando Vergara/AP

Alvaro Uribe (right), former president and a fierce opponent of the deal, after a meeting with Santos on October 5. Photo: GUILLERMO LEGARIA/AFP

After four years of talks, FARC rebels and the Colombian government reach a historic accord to end 52 years of fighting, but a referendum held a few days after the deal gives it the thumbs down by a narrow margin, leaving Colombians stunned. But the Nobel Peace Prize for President Juan Manuel Santos announced soon after may yet revive hopes for a lasting peace.
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