Colombians vote on deal to end decades of bloodshed

A Colombian citizen casts his vote on October 2, 2016Colombians voted Sunday on whether to put 52 years of bloody conflict behind them by ratifying a peace accord between the state and communist FARC rebels. “Peace is the way for our children and grandchildren to have a better country,” President Juan Manuel Santos said as he voted. “Colombia is betting everything on this plebiscite, socially, economically and politically,” said Jorge Restrepo, director of conflict analysis center CERAC.

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