Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos gives his speech after signing a new peace accord with Marxist FARC rebel leader Rodrigo Londono, known as Timochenko, in Bogota, Colombia November 24, 2016. REUTERS/Jaime Saldarriaga
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Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos signed a new peace agreement with the country's largest rebel movement Thursday.Santos, and Rodrigo Londono, leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, signed the 310-page accord at Bogota's historic Colon Theater – nearly two months after the original deal was rejected in a referendum.Thursday's hastily organized ceremony was a far more modest and somber event than the one in September where the two men signed an accord in front of an audience of foreign leaders and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.The new accord introduces some 50 changes intended to assuage critics led by still-powerful former President Alvaro Uribe.
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