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This Is Why Colombians Voted ‘No’ To Peace With FARC

It was a deal 60 years in the making

Hopeful bystanders gather at Bogota's Bolivar main square to celebrate the historic peace agreement between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) prior to voters rejecting the agreement. Image by Guillermo Legaria via AFP/Getty Images.

It seemed like a done deal. After 60 years of fighting, three years of detailed negotiations, and a peace agreement signed in front of the head of the United Nations, the horrific conflict between the Colombian state and the Marxist Fuerzas Armadas de Colombia (FARC) finally seemed to be over.

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