Thursday, October 6, 2016

Colombia rejects peace; Pres. gets Nobel Prize

Amy Goodman (, UPDATED); Seth Auberon, CC Liu, Wisdom Quarterly
Colombian president wins Nobel Prize for Peace Accord after peace loses nat'l referendum
Colombia peacetreaty2In Colombia, voters have rejected a peace agreement between the government and the nation’s largest rebel group in a shocking turn of events that threatens to prolong the nation’s 52-year-old civil war. By a razor-thin vote of 50.2 to 49.8 percent, Colombians rejected the peace deal hammered out with the FARC guerrilla movement and signed just days ago by Pres. Juan Manuel Santos. It was a stunning upset for a referendum that was expected to pass overwhelmingly. DN! speaks to Mario Murillo, a longtime Colombian activist and author of Colombia and the United States: War, Unrest, and Destabilization. More

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