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Colombian President wins Nobel Peace Prize

By The Assam Tribune

OSLO, Oct 7 - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos won the Nobel Peace Prize today for his �resolute� efforts to end five decades of war in his country, despite voters� shock rejection of a historic peace deal.

The award was unexpected after voters rejected the accord Santos signed last month with FARC leader Rodrigo Londono, alias Timoleon �Timochenko� Jimenez, with some observers expressing surprise the rebel chief did not jointly receive the prize.

But the FARC chief congratulated his former enemy and said the only prize the Marxist guerrillas wanted was �peace with social justice for Colombia.. Peace in the streets.�

The Norwegian Nobel committee said the award recognised Santos� �resolute efforts� to bring Latin America�s longest war to end and hailed his decision to put the peace deal to the people despite knowing it was controversial. � AFP

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Colombian President wins Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO, Oct 7 - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos won the Nobel Peace Prize today for his �resolute� efforts to end five decades of war in his country, despite voters� shock rejection of a historic peace deal.

The award was unexpected after voters rejected the accord Santos signed last month with FARC leader Rodrigo Londono, alias Timoleon �Timochenko� Jimenez, with some observers expressing surprise the rebel chief did not jointly receive the prize.

But the FARC chief congratulated his former enemy and said the only prize the Marxist guerrillas wanted was �peace with social justice for Colombia.. Peace in the streets.�

The Norwegian Nobel committee said the award recognised Santos� �resolute efforts� to bring Latin America�s longest war to end and hailed his decision to put the peace deal to the people despite knowing it was controversial. � AFP