BOGOTA, Oct 2 (Reuters) - Colombians look set to back a peace accord with Marxist rebels in a referendum on Sunday, the final hurdle for a deal that would end 52 years of war and allows FARC fighters to re-enter society and form a political party.
The plebiscite asks for a simple “yes” or “no” on whether Colombians support the accord signed on Monday by President Juan Manuel Santos, who has staked his legacy on peace, and the rebel commander known as Timochenko.
BOGOTA (Reuters) - A Colombian high court on Monday ruled in favor of using a plebiscite to approve a peace deal being negotiated with Marxist FARC rebels that seeks to end more than five decades of war.
BOGOTA (Reuters) - The biggest hurdle to signing peace with Colombia's FARC rebels and ending a half century of war is getting the Marxist group to agree to face punishment for human rights abuses, President Juan Manuel Santos told ...
BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia could hold a public vote to approve a peace accord with Marxist FARC rebels and end more than five decades of war before the deal is formally signed, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Thursday.
Colombian citizens head to the polls Sunday with a simple mandate: to approve or reject a peace deal brokered by the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC. A "Yes" vote would end a 52-year conf...