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Colombian President Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize last week for his ultimately fruitless efforts to end a half-century civil war with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC.
The surprising fact is, his efforts were in vein, as the majority of Colombia voted against the peace accord, viewing it as being too generous to FARC.
The conflict has resulted in the deaths of more than 220,000 and driven at least 7 million from their homes since 1964.
“This is for the victims,” said Santos when receiving the Nobel Peace Prize. “So that there won’t be one more victim, nor one more death. We must come together and unite to complete this process, and begin to build a stable and lasting peace.”

Matt Kendall

During his 2+ years as Chief Editor at Nearshore Americas, Matt Kendall operated at the heart of both the Nearshore BPO and IT services industries, reporting on the most impactful stories and trends in the sector.

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