Nobel Peace Prize is Awarded to President of Colombia

Colombian President Juan Manuel
Santos was the recipient of the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize earlier this month.
This is a
result of Santos’ work to end his country’s 50-year civil war that has killed
hundreds of thousands and displaced millions. President Santos initiated the
negotiations that led to the signing of a peace accord between the Colombian
government and the FARC guerillas.

This means that the country is currently in
a ceasefire; however, a permanent peaceful solution has not yet been devised.
Nevertheless, President Santos’ efforts have brought the country closer to
reaching the conceivable disarmament of the FARC guerrillas and to begin a
process of national reconciliation.