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International Elections Digest: Landmark peace referendum in Colombia suffers painfully narrow loss

Leading Off ? Colombia – peace agreement referendum (Oct. 2) Colombia has been at war with the revolutionary leftist FARC rebels since the mid-1960s in a conflict that has claimed the lives of more than 200,000 people and displaced millions more. President Juan Manuel Santos had been negotiating with FARC for four long years trying to finally achieve a peaceful resolution, and the end appeared to be in sight.
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