Colombia's rejection of peace deal with FARC reveals wounds still run deep

October 3, 2016 4:33 PM

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The stunning defeat on Sunday via referendum of a peace deal with left-wing guerrillas that would have ended Latin America’s longest-running civil conflict has left many observers and supporters of the accord wondering what happens now.

After years of negotiations between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels, it seemed all but assured that – with polling inciting the referendum would win by an almost two-to-one margin – the deal would pass a popular vote.

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