Nobel Peace Prize for Santos Could Help ‘Sell’ Colombia Peace Deal

Cuban President Raul Castro encourages Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and commander the FARC, Timoleon Jimenez, known as Timochenko, to shake hands, Havana, Cuba, Sept. 23, 2015 (AP photo by Desmond Boylan).
Cuban President Raul Castro encourages Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and commander the FARC, Timoleon Jimenez, known as Timochenko, to shake hands, Havana, Cuba, Sept. 23, 2015 (AP photo by Desmond Boylan).
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In the final countdown to the announcement of the winner of the world’s most prestigious award, the Nobel Peace Prize, the buzz is growing around two Latin American men. One is Argentine-born Pope Francis, whose unconventional style has made waves across the globe. The other is Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, whose efforts to forge a peace deal with Marxist rebels are already winning him accolades around the world, but remain controversial at home. On Sept. 23, while the world was enthralled by the papal visit to the U.S., Colombians who follow Santos on Twitter found an unexpected message from […]

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