Sunday, November 13, 2016

Colombia And FARC Rebels Agree To A Revised Peace Deal that Ends 52 Year Of War

New York Times: Colombia Reaches New Peace Deal With Rebels

The Colombian government and the nation’s main rebel group said on Saturday that they had reached a “new final accord” to end their longstanding conflict, potentially reviving a deal that was rejected last month in a referendum.

The changes to the agreement with the rebel group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or the FARC, were announced in Havana and addressed a range of topics — such as where rebels would be confined after disarming and how courts might address drug trafficking offenses — that negotiators said had troubled voters.

The agreement also appeared to withdraw a promise of guaranteed seats for rebels in Congress — one key demand of those who said the rebels would be unfairly rewarded with political positions.

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More News On The Colombian Government And FARC Rebels Agreeing To A Revised Peace Deal

Colombia's government, rebels sign modified peace agreement -- AP
Colombia, rebels agree revised peace deal to end 52-year war -- Reuters
Colombia peace deal: Government and Farc reach new agreement -- BBC
Weeks After Defeated Deal, Colombia And FARC Rebels Reach A New Peace -- NPR
Colombia signs peace deal with FARC -- CNN
Colombia Reaches New ‘Final’ Peace Agreement With FARC Rebels -- Bloomberg
Colombian gov't, FARC to announce new peace deal in coming hours -- FOX News
Colombia, FARC rebels strike new peace deal -- DW
Colombia peace deal: FARC rebels, government sign revised agreement -- ABC News Online
Colombia government and FARC rebels reach new peace deal -- Colombia Reports

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