Colombia's Santos extends ceasefire with FARC to December 31

People take part in a march for peace through the streets of Medellin, ColombiaColombian President Juan Manuel Santos said a ceasefire with the country’s FARC guerillas has been extended until December 31 but that he hopes to have “a new agreement” for peace before that date. “I have made the decision to extend the bilateral ceasefire until December 31. The announcement came as Santos held fresh meetings with the opposition and members of the public, seeking a solution to the political fallout caused by voters who rejected the peace accord negotiated between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the government.

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