Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Colombia And FARC Rebels Formally End Their War With Peace Agreement Signing

New York Times: Colombia Signs Peace Agreement With FARC After 5 Decades of War

In a Caribbean resort city, far from the jungles where guerrilla battles once raged, the Colombian government and the country’s largest rebel group signed a peace agreement on Monday evening.

The ceremony, held in Cartagena, brought an end to a 52-year-old war with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, whose Marxist insurgency marked the last major war in the Americas.

“What we sign today is a declaration from the Colombian people before the world that we are tired or war,” President Juan Manuel Santos said in his prepared remarks, “that we don’t accept violence as the means of defending ideas.”

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More News On Colombia And FARC Rebels Formally Ending Their War

Colombia, Rebels Sign Deal to End Half-Century Conflict -- WSJ
Colombia, Marxist rebels sign accord ending 52-year war -- Reuters
Colombia, rebels formally end five-decade-long armed conflict -- USA Today
Colombia’s president, rebels sign deal ending half-century-old conflict -- Washington Post
Colombia peace deal: Historic agreement is signed -- BBC
Colombia and FARC sign historic pact ending 52-year war -- Al Jazeera
Final polls show ‘yes’ leads ahead of Colombia’s peace vote -- City Paper Bogota
'The horrible night has ceased': Colombia peace deal resounds in Farc's heartland -- The Guardian
Colombia’s 50-year war comes to an end, at last -- The Economist

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