Colombia's President Wins The Nobel Peace Prize, Despite A Failed Deal
President Juan Manuel Santos was awarded the honor for his efforts to end Colombia's decadeslong civil war, even though the peace deal failed.By Briana Altergott | October 7, 2016
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end the country's decadeslong civil war with a rebel group know as FARC.
"The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2016 to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos," said Nobel committee spokesperson Kaci Kullmann Five.
The decision comes just days after voters in the country narrowly rejected a peace deal Santos' administration spent years negotiating.