Santos Stumbles in Homestretch of Colombia-FARC Peace Talks

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos answers a question during an interview at the Presidential Palace in Bogota, Colombia, Jan. 28, 2016 (AP photo by Fernando Vergara).
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos answers a question during an interview at the Presidential Palace in Bogota, Colombia, Jan. 28, 2016 (AP photo by Fernando Vergara).

Colombian peace negotiators and their counterparts from the country’s largest guerrilla group are working against the clock, with less than two weeks remaining before the March 23 deadline for a peace deal set by President Juan Manuel Santos and leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). But while the calendar says peace is only days away, the reality on the ground suggests that reaching a permanent agreement could be more difficult now than it appeared only a few months ago. Colombians, who will ultimately vote on whether or not to accept the final deal, are growing increasingly skeptical […]

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