ENDING THE BLOODSHED

Colombia, FARC Rebels Strike New Peace Deal

Enrique de la Osa/Reuters

Cuba's Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez (L) and Colombia's lead government negotiator Humberto de la Calle shake hands in Havana, Cuba November 12, 2016.

Colombia’s government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, known as FARC, signed a modified peace agreement on Saturday, a month after the country’s voters rejected a proposed truce. The two sides have been at war for more than 50 years. “We are convinced that ... this document signals a viable and possible way to end so many decades of conflict,” said Humberto de la Calle, the government’s chief negotiator, adding: “its acceptance will not be unanimous.” Colombia’s Congress, rather than its voters, will decide whether to approve the new agreement.