Colombian Congress ratifies peace deal with FARC

Demonstrators protest a new peace agreement between the Colombian government and FARC guerrillas, outside the Colombian Congress in BogotaColombia’s Congress unanimously approved a peace deal with FARC guerrillas to end more than a half-century of civil war, lawmakers said. The House of Representatives voted 130-0 to approve the text adopted a day earlier by the Senate. President Juan Manuel Santos said the vote provided “landmark backing” for the peace he pushed.

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