Colombian leader Juan Manuel Santos wins Nobel Peace Prize



Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos has won the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end a five-decade civil war that has killed more than 200,000 people – and said he received the award in the name of the Colombian people.
The award came just days after Colombian voters narrowly rejected the peace deal that Santos helped bring about. Nobel judges conspicuously did not honour his counterpart, Rodrigo Londono, the leader of the rebels.
“The referendum was not a vote for or against peace,” the Norwegian Nobel committee said, insisting the peace process wasn’t dead. “What the ‘No’ side... read more

 
7 October 2016 in World News, Views: 38
Source: Scotsman
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