Colombia’s president, rebels sign deal ending half-century-old conflict

September 26, 2016 10:34 PM

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Colombia’s president, rebels sign deal ending half-century-old conflict

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and the leader of the country's main guerrilla group signed a historic peace accord Monday, in a ceremony meant to promote their agreement to end the country’s 52-year armed conflict.

Held in the colonial city of Cartagena, the event marked the first time that Santos and Rodrigo Londoño, leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, publicly appeared together on Colombian soil.

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