Historic Columbian peace treaty between government and rebels



After half a century of bloodshed, Colombians have embarked on a new path to settle their political differences with the signing of a historic peace accord between the government and leftist rebels.
President Juan Manuel Santos and Rodrigo Londono, top commander of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc), formally signed the agreement before a crowd of 2,500 foreign dignitaries and special guests, including United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and US secretary of state John Kerry.
Many in the audience had tears in their eyes as Mr Santos removed from his lapel a pin shaped... read more

 
27 September 2016 in World News, Views: 32
Source: Scotsman
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