On the homepage today, I have an essay about this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, awarded to Colombia’s president, Juan Manuel Santos. I put this decision in historical context. (I once spent a fair amount of time on the Nobel Peace Prize, resulting in Peace, They Say, a history of the prize.) Here on the Corner, I’d like to add something about the 1936 winner.
He, too, was South American.
The Colombian president was cited for reaching a peace agreement with the FARC insurgency. Colombia's voters narrowly rejected the peace agreement in a binding referendum this week.
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."
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...
OSLO, Oct 7 (Reuters) - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos won the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday in a surprise after Colombians voted “No” to an agreement he signed with Marxist rebels to end 52 years of war. Santos has promi...