Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has finally achieved his peace deal with FARC rebels.
The revised accord has been ratified by Congress, one day after the country’s Senate approved it
It means the last hurdle has been overcome despite objections from former President and now Senator Alvaro Uribe, who said the adapted deal was still too lenient on FARC.
Colombia's Congress unanimously ratifies revised peace deal between government and FARC rebels. https://t.co/LcXxpRGQq0— The Associated Press (@AP) December 1, 2016
It has taken four years of talks in Cuba to bring an end to Latin America’s longest insurgency – more than five decades of war – which has killed 220,000 people and displaced millions.