Colombian government and Farc to sign new peace deal

Colombian government and Farc to sign new peace deal
 

Colombia's government says it will sign a new peace accord with Farc rebels on Thursday, after a previous deal was rejected in a referendum last month.
The new revised agreement will be submitted to Congress for approval, rather than put to a popular vote.
But opposition groups say it still does not go far enough in punishing rebels for human rights abuses.
The deal is aimed at ending more than fifty years of civil war, in which more than 220,000 people have been killed.
In a televised address to the nation on Tuesday, President Juan Manuel Santos said: "We have the unique opportunity... read more

 
23 November 2016 in World News, Views: 51
Source: BBC
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