Former Colombian leader calls for detention of rebels, limit to politics Monday, October 10, 2016 Uribe names terms for new FARC peace dealFormer president of Colombia Álvaro Uribe (left) greets President Juan Manuel Santos at Nariño Palace in Bogotá, on Thursday. In a statement posted on Twitter, Uribe, now a senator, stressed the importance that drug-trafficking offences are not regarded as being part of rebellion activities. He promised the residents of Bojayá that he won’t give up on securing peace despite voters’ rejection of the deal. More than 96 percent of residents of Bojayá voted for the peace deal. “The victims have taught me that the capacity to forgive can overcome hatred and rancour.”Of the 81 municipalities nationwide hardest-hit by the internal conflict, 67 voted for the peace deal, according to the Bogotá-based Peace and Reconciliation Foundation.

Source:   Bueno Aires Herald
October 10, 2016 03:33 UTC