Colombia Narrowly Rejects Historic Peace Deal With Rebels

October 2, 2016 11:33 PM

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Colombia Narrowly Rejects Historic Peace Deal With Rebels

Colombians narrowly rejected a peace deal with Marxist insurgents on Sunday, plunging the nation into uncertainty and handing a major defeat to President Juan Manuel Santos, who had staked his reputation on ending the 52-year war.

Before the referendum, Santos, 53, said he had no Plan B and would return Colombia to war if the "no" vote won.

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