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Colombia Publishes New FARC Peace Accord in Effort to End War | VOA

Cuba's Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez, center, gives a copy of the peace accord to Humberto de La Calle, right, head of Colombia's government peace negotiation team, as Ivan Marquez, left, chief negotiator of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, watches, after the signing of the latest text of the peace accord between the two sides in Havana, Cuba, Nov. 12, 2016.

Cuba’s Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez, center, gives a copy of the peace accord to Humberto de La Calle, right, head of Colombia’s government peace negotiation team, as Ivan Marquez, left, chief negotiator of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, watches, after the signing of the latest text of the peace accord between the two sides in Havana, Cuba, Nov. 12, 2016.

Colombia’s government published a revised peace accord with Marxist FARC rebels on Monday in a bid to build support to end a 52-year war, after the original draft was rejected last month in a referendum amid objections it was too favorable to the rebels.

The expanded and highly technical 310-page document appears to make only small modifications to the original text, such as clarifying private property rights and detailing more fully how the rebels would be confined in rural areas for crimes committed during the war.

 

Source: Colombia Publishes New FARC Peace Accord in Effort to End War | Voice of America

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