Colombia and Farc rebels sign historic ceasefire BBC News
June 23, 2016 – The Colombian government and the Farc rebels have signed a historic ceasefire deal, bringing them closer to ending more than five decades of conflict.
The announcement is seen as one of the last steps before a full peace deal is signed, which is expected within weeks.
Colombia’s president and the Farc leader shook hands in celebration. The announcement in Havana caps formal peace talks that started three years ago in the Cuban capital.
The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc, after the initials in Spanish) are Colombia’s largest rebel group. Colombia’s Farc rebels – 50 years of conflict – The longest-running insurgency in the Western Hemisphere has killed an estimated 220,000 people and displaced almost seven million.