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  • that 2016 Nobel Peace Prize goes to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and advocate for peace in the 19 fifties, Colombia was faced with a national crisis over the proper usage of farming land.

  • By the end of the 19 sixties, 400,000 farming families have been displaced on their land turned into industrial farms owned by the government.

  • Thes actions were seen as unjust, and they sparked a national rebellion led by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC.

  • Due to their guerrilla tactics, no one was safe, not even those not directly involved in the conflict.

  • Santos grew up watching this terror and violence shape his country, and he wanted to stop the fighting.

  • He enlisted in the Colombian navy, learned business and economics from prestigious schools around the world, and then returned home to Colombia.

  • In 1994 he founded the Good Government Foundation, whose objective was to demilitarize the parts of the country still fighting and established peace with FARC.

  • In 2010, he became president of Colombia and, contrary to his predecessors, dedicated his entire platform to achieving peace at any cost in September 2016 and agreement was reached between the Colombian government and FARC, stating the dispute would be settled with truth and a reconciliation like process instead of prosecuting the rebels and admission of guilt would be made and reparations would be paid.

  • This'll was the closest anyone had ever come to achieving peace, and this movement was widely supported by Colombian celebrities, including Shakira and John Leguizamo.

  • Unfortunately, the referendum failed by a national vote of 49.8% 4 and 52% against it.

  • Undeterred by this, he put the vote before the Colombian Congress and on November 30th, 2016, the vote was ratified at last Columbia With no peace without forgiveness, there can be no peace.

  • No one understands this more than Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, winner of the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize.

that 2016 Nobel Peace Prize goes to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and advocate for peace in the 19 fifties, Colombia was faced with a national crisis over the proper usage of farming land.

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Juan Manuel Santos - Nobel Peace Prize 2016

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/12/03
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