Colombia: Voters reject Farc peace deal

Voters in Colombia have rejected a landmark peace deal with Farc rebels in a shock referendum result, with 50.2 percent voting against it. The deal was signed last week by President Juan Manuel Santos and Farc leader Timoleon Jimenez after nearly four years of negotiations. But it needed to be ratified by Colombians in order to come into force. President Santos said he accepted the result but would continue working to achieve peace, the BBC reports. In Colombia, the good ones are fewer…and fewer and fewer During their heyday, the Farc guerrillas were boasting about having 50,000 followers, militiamen and people receiving direct support. They said at the time was that this number of people would almost fill the football […]

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