After Five Decades of War, Colombia Signs Peace Agreement With Rebels

September 26, 2016 10:34 PM

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After Five Decades of War, Colombia Signs Peace Agreement With Rebels

In a Caribbean resort city, far from the jungles where guerrilla battles once raged, the Colombian government and its largest rebel group signed a peace agreement on Monday evening.

A large crowd had gathered for the signing ceremony, held in Cartagena, that brought an end to a 52-year-old war with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, whose Marxist insurgency marked the last major war in the Americas.

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