Timochenko and Santos signed the peace deal yesterday afternoon.
Colombia, Rebels Sign Deal to End Half-Century Conflict. Peace accord will phase out FARC, whose battle with the government left more than 220,000 dead; president, insurgent leader use pen fashioned from bullet. The world’s largest narco-terrorist group now becomes a political organization:
Under the agreement, the group will be assured of 10 seats in congress in 2018.
The document I read last month (which is titled “final agreement”) did not show President Santos or Rodrigo Londoño/Timoleón Jiménez a.k.a. Timochenko (who will remain as FARC leader) as signatories, but they actually signed. If I find an official copy of the signed document I’ll add it to this post later today.
U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Secretary of State John Kerry, and dictators Raúl Castro and Nicolás Maduro attended the event.
God help the people of Colombia.
Colombians still have to approve the pact in a plebiscite next Sunday.