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A Second Chance on this Earth: Colombians Sign Peace Accord

Among a sea of Colombians dressed in white in a plaza in Cartagena, I watched as President Juan Manuel Santos and FARC leader Rodrigo Londoño, alias Timochenko, signed the peace accords on September 26, 2016, using a pen made from bullets. This accord offers the opportunity to begin to close the door on more than fifty years of the conflict with the FARC, and almost seventy years of political violence since the assassination of presidential candidate Jorge Eliécer Gaitán.
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