The Colombian president has won the Nobel Peace Prize even though his country just rejected peace
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Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos has won the Nobel Peace Prize - despite his country rejecting the deal he'd spent six years building. The Norwegian Nobel Committee rewarded Santos “for his resolute efforts to bring the country’s more than 50-year-long civil war to an end”. The committee said the award should also be seen “as a tribute to the Colombian people who, despite great hardships and abuses, have not given up hope of a just peace, and to all the parties who have contributed to the peace process”. It did not cite his counterpart in peace negotiations, Rodrigo Londono, leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc).
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