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    Colombian President Wins Nobel Peace Prize

    He did his best. The Nobel committee awarded the coveted prize to Juan Manuel Santos for his work negotiating a peace deal between Colombia’s government and FARC rebels after 52 years of war. On Sunday, Colombia’s voters rejected the hard-fought agreement by a tiny margin, plunging the South American nation into uncertainty about next steps. But in awarding the prize, the Nobel committee said they believed voters were still committed to the idea of peace and that they hoped the accolade would energize Santos to keep struggling for non-violence.

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