Venezuela: Farc in running for new peace prize
COLOMBIA’S communist rebels are in the running for a new Venezuelan peace prize amid widespread criticism of their snubbing by the Nobel committee.
The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc) were overlooked when Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos scooped the medal and the eight million krona (£750,000) cash prize on Friday.
That was despite the precedent set when the 1993 prize awarded jointly to South African liberation movement leader Nelson Mandela and the last apartheid-era president F W de Klerk.
On Friday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced the establishment of... read more
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