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Peace accord signed in Colombia

Thursday, November 24, 2016 - 01:33

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos and Marxist FARC rebel leader Rodrigo Londono sign a new, revised peace accord. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos and Marxist FARC rebel leader Rodrigo Londono signed a new, revised peace accord on Thursday in a much more sober ceremony than the first deal which was rejected last month by millions at a plebiscite. The new agreement to end 52 years of war was put together in just over a month after the original document was narrowly and unexpectedly defeated in an Oct. 2 referendum for being too lenient on the insurgent group. The government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have been in talks in Havana, Cuba for the last four years, hammering out a deal to end a conflict that has killed more than 220,000 and displaced millions in the Andean nation. Opposition leader and former President Alvaro Uribe spearheaded the push to reject the original accord and wants deeper changes to the new version. He is furious that Santos will ratify the deal in Congress instead of holding another referendum and has called for street protests and may boycott congressional debate on the new deal. The signing ceremony marks the six-month countdown for the 7,000-strong rebel movement to abandon their weapons and form a political party.

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Peace accord signed in Colombia

Thursday, November 24, 2016 - 01:33