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Colombian President Santos wins Nobel Peace Prize

Friday, October 07, 2016 - 01:10

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos wins Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts on ending the country's civil war. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos won the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday (October 7) in a surprise choice after Colombians voted "No" to an agreement he signed with Marxist rebels to end 52 years of war. Santos has promised to revive a peace plan even though Colombians, in a referendum on Sunday, narrowly rejected the accord. Many voters reckoned it was too lenient on the FARC guerrillas. The Nobel Peace Prize, worth 8 million Swedish crowns ($930,000), will be presented in Oslo on December 10. Santos, 64, began peace talks with the FARC in 2012, carried out in Havana. Four years later, the two parties reached an accord on five phases of talks to end a conflict that has killed more than 220,000 people since it began in 1964. Both sides have agreed to the creation of special tribunals to try former combatants and have embraced an amnesty that would exclude those who committed war crimes or crimes against humanity, and provide reparations for victims.

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Colombian President Santos wins Nobel Peace Prize

Friday, October 07, 2016 - 01:10