Colombia’s FARC rebels sign historic ceasefire with government

Sharing is Caring

Colombia’s government and the country’s leftist FARC rebels have reached a ceasefire deal after more than half a century of war. Nathan Frandino reports.

Colombia’s FARC rebels sign historic ceasefire with government

A new era begins for Colombia, after more than half a century of war the government and leftist FARC rebels begin to forge a lasting peace.

After three years of talks in Havana, the two sides signed a historic ceasefire deal on Thursday.

President Juan Manuel Santos said the time had finally come.


“This is the future which is within our reach: a country where we Colombians can grow, progress and grow old in peace.”

The ceasefire paves the way for a final peace deal to end a conflict that began in the 1960s out of frustration with deep socio-economic inequalities.

The two sides agreed to put the final accord to the Colombian people in a plebiscite.

The rebels also agreed to lay down their arms within 180 days of a final agreement.

In Bogota, crowds gathered to watch the ceremony unfold.

Anxious and tearful Colombians hung onto every word, and rejoiced as they welcomed peace.


“I am having a very difficult time controlling myself because I have been waiting for this moment practically my entire life.”

An entire life for many Colombians, who can finally see lasting peace on the horizon.

Tags : Government, with, ceasefire, historic, sign, rebels, Farc, Colombias

Related Videos :

You may also like...

Leave a Reply