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Colombia peace deal officially ends Western Hemisphere's longest war

Colombia peace deal officially ends Western Hemisphere's longest war

As thousands of Colombians offered both hope and skepticism, the government of Colombia and leftist rebels who fought a bitter  civil war for more than half a century signed a historic peace accord Monday, closing the Western Hemisphere's longest armed conflict.

Heads of state from across the Americas watched as Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and leftist guerrilla commander Rodrigo Londono   formally ended the long and brutal war, then shook hands.

Colombians, almost all dressed in white, chanted “Si a la paz” - yes to peace - and “Si, se pudo” - yes we could.

“It is a historic day in Colombia,” said Secretary of...

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