Colombia: Santos asks for talks in bid to save rejected peace deal



COLOMBIAN President Juan Manuel Santos sought talks with Marxist guerillas and their pro-war opponents on Tuesday night to salvage a hard-won peace accord after voters rejected it in a referendum.
Mr Santos also extended the ceasefire with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc) until October 31.
Farc leader Timoleon “Timochenko” Jimenez tweeted: “And after that, does the war continue?”
The August 29 truce was originally due to last until Sunday October 2’s national referendum on the peace deal.
Mr Santos held out the olive branch to his predecessors Alvaro Uribe and Andres... read more

 
6 October 2016 in Editorial, Views: 38
Source: Morning Star
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