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Nobel Peace Prize winner Juan Manual Santos had promised to end the conflict before the end of 2016, opposition notwithstanding. Jaime Saldarriaga/Reuters

Colombia has a new peace agreement, but will it stick?

The South American nation is poised to end its 52-year civil war after a halting peace process that has used the weapons of both war and democracy.
Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos has won a 2016 Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to bring peace to the country. Andrea Comas/Reuters

Will Nobel Prize help or hurt Colombia’s peace process?

A week of extreme emotions in Colombia ends with a Nobel Peace Prize for its president. But will it help the country avoid descending back into civil war?
Colombians march in the city of Cali to support the peace deal that was narrowly rejected in an October 2 plebiscite. The 50%-50% vote showed how polarized the country is. Jaime Saldarriaga/Reuters

Santos has won his Nobel prize, but peace eludes the Colombian people

Nobel Prize aside, Colombia continues to choose war over peace and uncertainty over resolution. Is it something ingrained in the national psyche, or the product of a tangled-up political process?

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