Colombia says up to FARC whether to change peace deal

People protest after hearing the results of a referendum on whether to ratify a historic peace accord to end a 52-year war between the state and the communist FARC rebels, in Bogota on October 2, 2016Colombia’s government said Tuesday that the FARC rebels must decide whether to renegotiate a peace deal that voters rejected in a referendum, throwing a four-year-old peace process into disarray. The government’s chief peace negotiator, Humberto de la Calle, has returned to Havana, where the peace talks were held, to see whether the leftist guerrillas are open to revising the deal, Colombian Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin told a press conference. “The decision on whether to open up the agreements is a decision that falls to the FARC,” she said.

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