Colombian Senate backs new Farc peace deal

Colombian Senate backs new Farc peace deal

Colombia's Senate has approved a revised peace accord with the country's largest rebel group, the Farc.
The first agreement was narrowly rejected in a referendum last month.
President Juan Manuel Santos says the new proposals are stronger and take into account the changes demanded by opponents of the scheme.
Those opponents, led by former President Alvaro Uribe, say the revised deal is still too lenient on Farc leaders.
The revised agreement now goes to the lower house of Congress for approval.
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30 November 2016 in World News, Views: 41
Source: BBC

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