The Latest: Colombia leader concedes defeat on peace accord

October 2, 2016 11:33 PM

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The Latest: Colombia leader concedes defeat on peace accord

Colombia’s president says he will consult with the opposition and leaders of the country’s largest rebel movement following a shock defeat of a peace accord in a nationwide referendum Sunday.

In a much-anticipated televised address, President Juan Manuel Santos said he will leave in place a cease-fire with the rebels while trying to save the peace accord. He says the accord represents the best option for Colombia to put behind it more than a half century of hostilities with the Revolutio...

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