Reuters: Colombia, FARC rebels reach deal to end half-century of bloodshed
Colombia's government and Marxist FARC rebels reached a final peace deal on Wednesday to end a five-decade war which once took the resource-rich country to the brink of collapse.
Under the historic agreement to end one of the world's longest conflicts, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) will lay down arms and reintegrate into civilian life.
More than 220,000 people were killed in the conflict, tens of thousands disappeared and millions fled their homes because of the violence.
The accord, which was reached after almost four years of talks in Cuba, sparked celebrations in parks and bars in the Colombian capital, Bogota.
It will now go to a plebiscite vote on Oct. 2.
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WNU Editor: Colombians are to vote on this peace deal on October 2 .... Colombia to vote on FARC peace deal on October 2 (Colombia Reports).
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FARC, Colombian government announce end to decades-long conflict -- DW
Colombia and FARC rebels reach historic peace deal. -- Al Jazeera
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Colombia's president rushing vote on deal with rebels -- AP
Colombia Pushes for Quick Vote on Peace Deal with Rebels -- NBC
Peace deal in hand, Colombia heads toward high-stakes referendum -- AFP
Obama cheers as hemisphere’s longest war comes to end -- The Hill
Democrat Clinton vows to support Colombia-FARC peace deal -- Reuters