FARC Peace Agreement is Revamped and Passed by Colombian Congress
“The role of the armed forces will be key, because now they will be in charge of protecting their former foes.” – Luis Moreno Ocampo
Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos scored a big victory in getting a revamped peace deal with the communist guerrillas passed through Congress, but faces a tough road ahead in implementing the pact and winning over the majority of Colombians who voted against an earlier version of it.
Legislators late Wednesday overrode opposition from former President Álvaro Uribe to overwhelmingly approve an agreement ending the 52-year conflict between the 6,000-strong Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia and the government.
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