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July 20, 2016
Colombia: Court backs referendum on peace deal with FARC
Bogota (AFP) July 19, 2016
Colombia's constititutional court gave its approval on Monday for a popular referendum on a historic peace deal being negotiated with FARC rebels. "There is a green light for us, the Colombian people, to approve the peace deal with our votes," President Juan Manuel Santos said. The top court held more than eight hours of deliberations before giving its go-ahead to a government bill on the plebiscite, which has already been approved by Congress. The Colombian government and the Marxist Revolu ... read more

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