Il presidente colombiano Jose Manuel Santos ha annunciato un'estensione del regime di cessate il fuoco con le forze armate rivoluzionarie della Colombia (Farc), fino alla fine di ottobre. Secondo il quotidiano El Tiempo, il regime bilaterale e definitivo del cessate il fuoco sarà in vigore fino al 31 ottobre. “Spero che durante questo periodo di tempo saremo in grado di concretizzare gli accordi di pace che contribuiranno a risolvere il conflitto”, ha detto Santos. Martedì scorso, Santos aveva annunciato l'avvio di un nuovo dialogo nazionale con le Farc. Le parti hanno avviato i colloqui di pace nel novembre 2012 e firmato un accordo storico di cessate il fuoco a Cuba il 24 agosto, siglando, infine, l’accordo di pace a fine settembre.

Colombian President Jose Manuel Santos announced an extension of the ceasefire regime with the Revolutionary Armed forces of Colombia (FARC) until the end of October, the local media reported. According to the El Tiempo newspaper, bilateral and definitive ceasefire regime will be in effect until October 31. “I hope that during this time we will be able to concretize [peace] agreements, which will help to resolve this conflict,” Santos said on Tuesday as quoted by the newspaper. On Tuesday, Santos announced the start of a new national peace dialogue in the country with the FARC. On October 2, Colombia's National Election Council said the peace agreement between the government and FARC rebel movement, signed in September, failed to garner the support of the majority of Colombian voters at a referendum, with 50.22 percent opposed to the deal and 49.78 in favor. Colombia was mired in a half-century war between the FARC and the Colombian government, which has claimed lives of a quarter of a million people. The two parties began peace talks in November 2012 and signed a historic ceasefire agreement in Cuba on August 24. The sides signed a peace deal in late September.