Colombia

Colombian Congress passes amended peace deal to end decades of civil war

Colombian Congress passes amended peace deal to end decades of civil war

Colombia’s Congress passed an amended peace accord with the country’s largest rebel group late Wednesday, nearly two months after voters rejected an earlier version of the deal in a national referendum.

The passage is a victory for President Juan Manuel Santos and signals the end of the continent’s longest-running civil conflict, but opponents who wanted the deal submitted to a national plebiscite are raising objections.

Santos’ negotiators worked out the deal with representatives of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, during nearly four years of talks in Havana. But Santos faces challenges in executing and financing...

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