Colombia signs contested new peace deal

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos signs the historic peace agreement between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia in Bogota, on November 24, 2016Colombia’s government and FARC rebels signed a controversial revised peace accord to end their half-century conflict, set to be ratified in Congress despite bitter opposition. President Juan Manuel Santos and guerrilla leader Rodrigo “Timochenko” Londono signed the new deal with a pen made from a spent bullet, in a low-key ceremony in the capital Bogota. The new plan bypasses a vote by the Colombian people, against bitter opposition from critics.

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