Prize “tribute” to Colombian people’s hope

President Juan Manuel Santos was awarded the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize for his attempts to broker peace in his nation Charlotte Bryan & Michael Sandelson The Foreigner “The award should also be seen as a tribute to the Colombian people who, despite great hardships and abuses, have not given up hope of a just peace, and to all the parties who have contributed to the peace process,” The Nobel Committee said in a statement. A 52-year history of violent conflict between the guerrilla left-wing party, FARC, and the Colombian government has resulted in some 220,000 deaths. Recent events include 2012’s bomb attack in the southern Putumayo province, which caused an oil spill. The government said the attack was the worst environmental disaster in the country’s history. President Santos and FARC leader Timoleón Jiménez had signed a deal for peace after four years of negotia
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