Colombia government, rebels in crisis talks after 'no' to peace deal

October 5, 2016 2:13 AM

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Colombia government, rebels in crisis talks after 'no' to peace deal

HAVANA/BOGOTA Colombia's government and Marxist guerrillas went back to the drawing board on Tuesday after a peace deal they painstakingly negotiated over four years was rejected in a shock referendum result.

In a vote that confounded opinion polls and was a disaster for President Juan Manuel Santos, Colombians narrowly rebuffed the pact on Sunday as too lenient on the rebels.

Also read: Colombia's Congress Ratifies Second Peace Deal With Marxist Rebels

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