FARC peace negotations

Why Colombia Rejected Peace, and How It Will Move Forward

October 19, 2016

Colombians’ decision to reject the deal that would bring peace to their country after 52 years of armed conflict shocked the Colombian government, the FARC rebel group, and the world on October 2. In late September, Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos signed the accord with rebel leader Timoleón “Timochenko” Jímenez and then put the deal to a popular vote, expecting an easy win over his opponents who were calling for Colombia to say “no” to the deal.

Historic Progress in Peace Negotiations between the Colombian Government and FARC

April 27, 2016

On Wednesday September 23rd in Havana, Cuba, Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos and leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), Timoleón Jiménez, also known as “Timochenko,” made historic progress in peace negotiations, coming a step closer to ending the decades long conflict.

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