Colombia’s president extends ceasefire with FARC through yearend
Oct14

Colombia’s president extends ceasefire with FARC through yearend

Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos on Thursday extended his ceasefire with Marxist FARC rebels through the end of the year as he seeks to revive a peace accord to end five decades of war after voters rejected the hard-fought deal in a referendum. The original ceasefire, which was put in place in August, was nullified when the peace accord was rejected in plebiscite earlier this month. He had already extended it to Oct. 31....

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FARC should have shared Nobel: ex-hostage Betancourt
Oct07

FARC should have shared Nobel: ex-hostage Betancourt

Colombia’s FARC rebels should have shared the Nobel peace prize awarded to President Juan Manuel Santos on Friday for his efforts to end Latin America’s longest war, one of the guerrilla group’s former hostages said. Ingrid Betancourt, now 54, spent six years in the jungle after being abducted by FARC while campaigning in Colombia’s 2002 presidential election. The charismatic Franco-Colombian former politician...

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