Colombians Vote Down Landmark Peace Deal With FARC
Not so fast. That’s the message from 50.2 percent of voters in Colombia yesterday, who rejected a deal to end a decades-long conflict that’s claimed 260,000 lives. Signed by President Juan Manuel Santos and FARC leader Timoleon Jimenez just last week after four years of talks, the deal required ratification by the people to take effect. FARC guerrillas had agreed to disarm and would have had six months to join the political process. While Santos warned that there’s no Plan B, both sides say they still want peace.