Presidente de Colombia firma nuevo acuerdo de paz con la FARC

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (L) and the head of the FARC guerrilla Timoleon Jimenez, aka Timochenko, shake hands during the second signing of the historic peace agreement between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), at the Colon Theater in Bogota, Colombia, on November 24, 2016.
 Under pressure for fear that a fragile ceasefire could break down, the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) sign the new deal and immediately take it to Congress. The plan bypasses a vote by the Colombian people after they unexpectedly rejected the first version of the deal in a referendum last month. The accord aims to end Latin America's last major armed conflict. But opponents say it is too soft on the leftist FARC force, blamed for many thousands of killings and kidnappings.
 / AFP / LUIS ROBAYO
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (L) and the head of the FARC guerrilla Timoleon Jimenez, aka Timochenko, shake hands during the second signing of the historic peace agreement between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), at the Colon Theater in Bogota, Colombia, on November 24, 2016. Under pressure for fear that a fragile ceasefire could break down, the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) sign the new deal and immediately take it to Congress. The plan bypasses a vote by the Colombian people after they unexpectedly rejected the first version of the deal in a referendum last month. The accord aims to end Latin America's last major armed conflict. But opponents say it is too soft on the leftist FARC force, blamed for many thousands of killings and kidnappings. / AFP / LUIS ROBAYO

Bogotá.– El presidente de Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, y el jefe máximo de las FARC, Rodrigo Londoño, alias “Timochenko”, firmaron hoy en Bogotá el nuevo acuerdo de paz para terminar 52 años de conflicto armado interno.

Santos y “Timochenko” firmaron el acuerdo, que complementa el original del pasado 26 de septiembre en Cartagena de Indias, a las 11.30 hora local (16.30 GMT) en el Teatro Colón de Bogotá.

Primero lo hizo el jefe guerrillero y luego el jefe de Estado, quienes utilizaron, al igual que en el primer acuerdo, un “balígrafo”, bolígrafo fabricado con un casquillo de bala de fusil, que simboliza el tránsito de Colombia de la guerra a la paz.

Una vez firmaron los dos, los cerca de 800 asistentes al Teatro Colón se pusieron de pie y saludaron el momento con un prolongado aplauso y el coro “Sí se pudo, sí se pudo”. A continuación tomó la palabra “Timochenko” y luego lo hará el presidente Santos.