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Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos Extends FARC Ceasefire To Resurrect Peace Deal

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced Tuesday that he would be extending the ceasefire with FARC rebels to the end of October in order to resurrect a peace deal that voters rejected in Sunday’s shock referendum result. Both sides, the Colombian government and rebels, are moving to try to save the deal, with Bogota’s chief negotiator Humberto de la Calle meeting with rebel leaders Tuesday in Havana, the Cuban capital, where the peace talks spanning four years have taken place.
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