Colombian President Juan Santos Receives Nobel Peace Prize

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Oslo:  Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos collected the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize on Saturday for reaching an accord with Marxist rebels to end a 52-year civil war in which more than 200,000 people have died.

Juan Manuel Santos received a gold medal, diploma and a cheque for 8.0 million Swedish crowns ($870,000) at a ceremony in Oslo’s city hall.

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The Nobel Committee praised Santos as “a driving force” behind the peace agreement signed last month by the government and the rebel Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC.

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