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Colombia, Farc sign second peace deal amid opposition

Juan Manuel Santos, President of Colombia, and Rodrigo Londono, the leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), signed a new peace agreement on 24 November 2016.
●    The revised agreement will be submitted to Colombian Congress for approval. 
●    It will not be put to a country-wide vote, and would also not form a part of the Colombian constitution.
●    It is Colombian Government’s second attempt to end Latin America’s longest-running conflict, which has killed around 220000 people.
●    President Juan Manuel Santos was awarded the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize.
●    The new accord introduces around 50 changes, which are intended to temper critics led by still-powerful former President Alvaro Uribe.
●    Under the revised accord, the rebels will have to declare their assets. The money will be used for reparation payments to victims of the conflict.