Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos (left) shakes hands with with FARC leader Rodrigo Londono, known as Timochenko, after signing a revised peace pact in Bogota, Colombia, on Thursday.

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and Rodrigo Londono, the leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia or FARC, signed a new peace agreement Thursday, despite lingering opposition to the deal.
The accord, which was struck earlier this month, follows an October referendum in which the country narrowly voted to reject a peace agreement reached in September.
Voters opposed the September peace deal for its “perceived leniency toward FARC fighters,” as my colleague Colin Dwyer wrote, but Santos was still awarded a Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts.
This time, the peace deal will not be put to a country-wide vote. Instead it will go to Colombia’s Congress for ratification, the Associated Press reports:
The new accord introduces some 50 changes intended to assuage critics led by still-powerful former President Alvaro Uribe. They range from a prohibition on foreign magistrates judging crimes by the FARC or government to a commitment from the insurgents to …
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