Colombia And FARC Rebels Reach A Long-Sought Peace Deal

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Colombians celebrate as they watch on a giant screen broadcasted from Havana, Cuba, the signing of agreement of conclusion of the peace talks between the Colombian Government and FARC guerrilla, on Aug. 24, 2016, in Bogota. (Guillermo Legaria/AFP/Getty Images)

The Colombian government and the rebel group the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, have reached an agreement that will end more than 50 years of fighting.

Colombian voters will now participate in a national referendum on the deal, which has taken almost four years of negotiations to reach.

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson talks with business reporter Ali Velshi about the terms of the peace agreement and what it means for Colombia’s politics and economy.


Ali Velshi, business journalist. He tweets @AliVelshi.

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