>> A second attempt to end 52 years of war in Colombia. President Juan Manuel Santos and Marxist FARC rebel leader Rodrigo Londono signing a peace deal at Bogota theater, Thursday with a pen made of a bullet. Let's make words the only weapon says Londono known by his nom de guerre, Timochenko.
Onlookers chanting, we did it. Only just though this is a revised peace pact put together in just over a month after the original was unexpectedly and narrowly rejected by the public for being too lenient towards the rebels. Many Colombians are unhappy that FARC leaders will avoid jail for kidnappings, massacres and other crimes and will be allowed to hold office.
And there's already dissent from opposition leader and former President Alvaro Uribe, who campaigned hard for the referendum No Vote. Congress still has to ratify the deal, probably in the next week. FARC then has a six-month countdown to lay down its weapons and form a political party. Still, there's widespread relief at ending Latin America's longest-running conflict which has killed 220,000 people.
It took four years of negotiations. For his efforts, Santos garnered this year's Noble Peace Prize.>>