With less fervor, Colombia takes another stab at peace

26, 2016, file photo, Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos, front left, gives a peace pin to the top commander of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, Rodrigo Londono, known by the... . FILE - In this April 2, 2016, file photo, opposition leader and former President Alvaro Uribe shakes hands with a supporter as he takes part in a protest against President Juan Manuel Santos' government and to denounce ... .

Colombian Pres Santos Explains Modified Peace Accord To US Legislators

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has explained to members of the U.S. Congress the details of the modified peace accord reached with FARC guerrillas. The 2016 Nobel Peace Prize recipient told reporters that he had productive Thursday meetings with both Democratic and GOP lawmakers, including the chairman of the Senate's Committee on Foreign Relations, Republican Bob Corker of Tennessee.

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Former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe came to Doral on Sunday to explain to hundreds of Colombian immigrants why he led the opposition that led to voters rejection of recent peace accords between the current Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia guerrilla force. Uribe said that if the accords prevailed without substantive changes they could turn Colombia into another Venezuela, a reference to the government of leftist president Nicolas Maduro, perceived as a friend of Cuba and increasingly undemocratic.