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Colombia, FARC rebels sign historic peace accord

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 01:07

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos and Marxist FARC leader Rodrigo Londono sign a historic peace accord in Cartagena. Gavino Garay reports.

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This may be the beginning of the end of half a century of civil war in Colombia, which left nearly a quarter of a million people killed. A peace accord, brokered in Havana last month, has been signed between Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and FARC leader Rodrigo Londono. The historic agreement could bring an end half a century of conflict between and government forces and the guerilla group that says its been fighting for social justice. Earlier in the day, former president Alvaro Uribe led a march against a peace agreement, saying it gives impunity to the largest cocaine-trafficking cartel in the world. Critics like Uribe say the agreement is cowardly, and want to see FARC fighters behind bars. But for now, the end of Latin America's longest-running war is viewed by many as a step in the right direction.

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Colombia, FARC rebels sign historic peace accord

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 01:07