Colombia: Santos scoops peace prize for Farc talks
President gets Nobel nod despite No to deal
COLOMBIAN President Juan Manuel Santos was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize yesterday as he struggled to rescue the accord with the Farc liberation army.
Mr Santos dedicated the prize — previously awarded to warmonger Barack Obama and final apartheid-era South African president FW de Klerk — to the Colombian people: “Especially the millions of victims that have suffered in this war that we are on the verge of ending.”
“We are very, very close,” he claimed. “We just need to push a bit further to persevere.”
Colombian voters narrowly rejected the... read more
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