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Colombia government, FARC rebels signed historic ceasefire

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The Colombian government and Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels signed an armistice and demilitarization agreement

Purpose of the Agreement: Ended Latin America’s longest war happened in its coca rich forests and hills

Signed between: President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos and FARC leader Timoleon Jimenez

Venue: CubaFARC


  • Relinquishing war activities which has killed millions of people
  • Withdrawing opposition by mutual agreement
  • Disarmament

Features of the Agreement:

  • Santos, a former defense minister of Colombia stated the 50 years of militarization has been ended by mutual agreement
  • Demilitarization should be withdrawn with full peace agreement said by the FARC Leader at the end of war
  • Within six months of time, The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) must give up their weapons to United Nations
  • About 7000 members of FARC were gathered in normalization zones for demilitarization process
  • United States welcomed Colombia for the marvelous peace agreement
  • European Union’s foreign representative Federica Mogherini encouraged the Colombian Peace agreement
  • The war between the FARC and Colombian government has left an estimated 220,000 dead

About FARC

  • Oldest and largest group among Colombia’s left-wing rebels
  • One of the world’s richest guerrilla armies

About Colombia

  • Capital and largest city      Bogota
  • President                            Juan Manuel Santos
  • Currency                             Peso