Colombia, Marxist Rebels Sign Accord Ending 52-Year War

September 26, 2016 10:40 PM

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Colombia, Marxist Rebels Sign Accord Ending 52-Year War

Cartagena (Colombia): The Colombian government and the leftist FARC rebel force signed a historic peace accord today end a half-century conflict that has killed hundreds of thousands of people.

President Juan Manuel Santos and the leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), Timoleon "Timochenko" Jimenez, signed the deal at a ceremony in the Caribbean city of Cartagena, prompting loud cheers from the crowd which included numerous international dignitaries.

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