Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize early Friday morning. The announcement comes as surprise after a referendum in Colombia Sunday failed to ratify Santos' peace deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia — aka Farc — rebel leaders: A meager 0.4% majority voted against it. The peace deal, which was negotiated over four years by the government and Farc, would have formally brought an end to the country's ongoing civil war.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has won the Nobel Peace Prize. The Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded Santos "for his resolute efforts to bring the country's more than 50-year-long civil war to an end."
OSLO (Reuters) - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos won the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday in a surprise choice after Colombians voted "No" to an agreement he signed with Marxist rebels to end 52 years of war.
The Nobel committee in Norway awards Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos the coveted Peace Prize days after the Colombian people rejected his deal in a referendum.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos won the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his efforts to strike a deal with FARC rebels after more than half a century of conflict between the two sides. Santos struck a peace deal with the ...