Colombia’s Next Steps In The Peace Process

Supporters of the peace deal with rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, hold white flags at the main square in downtown Bogota, Colombia, as Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos and top rebel leader Rodrigo Londono sign a revised peace pact at the nearby Colon theater, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016. An original accord ending the half century conflict was rejected by voters in a referendum last month.
Supporters of the peace deal with rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, hold white flags at the main square in downtown Bogota, Colombia, as Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos and top rebel leader Rodrigo Londono sign a revised peace pact at the nearby Colon theater, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016. An original accord ending the half century conflict was rejected by voters in a referendum last month. Ivan Valencia / AP Photo
Supporters of the peace deal with rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, hold white flags at the main square in downtown Bogota, Colombia, as Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos and top rebel leader Rodrigo Londono sign a revised peace pact at the nearby Colon theater, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016. An original accord ending the half century conflict was rejected by voters in a referendum last month.
Supporters of the peace deal with rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, hold white flags at the main square in downtown Bogota, Colombia, as Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos and top rebel leader Rodrigo Londono sign a revised peace pact at the nearby Colon theater, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016. An original accord ending the half century conflict was rejected by voters in a referendum last month. Ivan Valencia / AP Photo

Colombia’s Next Steps In The Peace Process

The President of Colombia was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on December 10th for forging the peace deal between the Colombian government and the FARC rebel group. The deal ended 52 years of war and took four years to negotiate. 


The result was an accord that addresses the social and economic causes of Colombia’s conflict in a more comprehensive way. Colombia’s Ambassador to the United States Juan Carlos Pinzon tells us more about the implementation of the complicated deal and how Colombia’s relationship with the U.S. may change.