The Colombian government has reached a landmark ceasefire agreement with the country’s largest rebel group, a move that could make its resource sector more attractive for companies in Canada and elsewhere.
The historic signing of the agreement between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) took place in Havana, Cuba on Thursday. If the peace is maintained, this deal will end a bloody conflict that has lasted more than five decades, caused more than 200,000 deaths and displaced millions.
President Juan Manuel Santos and FARC leader Timoleon “Timochenko” Jimenez signed the accord, with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon looking on.“Let this be the last day of the war,” Timochenko said, according to reports. Continue Reading →