Colombian Congress Approves Historic Peace Deal With FARC
It’s finally done. Two months after voters rejected an agreement to settle the South American nation’s five-decade guerrilla war, Colombia’s Congress backed a modified deal that will lead to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, laying down arms and entering politics. President Juan Manuel Santos asked lawmakers rather than voters to approve the new deal, which ends a war that’s killed over 220,000 people. The revised deal includes new concessions for the government, but the rebels will still be allowed to form a political party.