Colombia Signed a New Peace Agreement. Will It Stick?

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When, after four years of negotiations between the Colombian government and FARC guerrillas, the Sept. 26 peace agreement was rejected by plebiscite, many feared that the promise of peace was lost for good.

But the government has eked out a second, renegotiated accord that was passed by the Senate in a marathon 13-hour session on November 29th.

Now the country appears poised to finally end its 52-year civil war – if political spoilers allow.

Period6 Dec 2016

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  • TitleColombia Signed a New Peace Agreement. Will It Stick?
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletTime
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/Size900 words
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    Date6/12/16
    DescriptionWhen, after four years of negotiations between the Colombian government and FARC guerrillas, the Sept. 26 peace agreement was rejected by plebiscite, many feared that the promise of peace was lost for good.

    But the government has eked out a second, renegotiated accord that was passed by the Senate in a marathon 13-hour session on November 29th.

    Now the country appears poised to finally end its 52-year civil war – if political spoilers allow.

    President Juan Manuel Santos’ September agreement with the FARC was derailed by a successful disinformation campaign that accused him of surrendering Colombia to the guerrillas and turning it into a communist country.
    Producer/AuthorFabio Andres Diaz
    URLhttps://time.com/4587444/colombia-farc-peace-agreement-sticking/?xid=fbshare
    PersonsFabio Diaz Pabon