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Long-Sought Peace Accord Is Signed In Colombia05:47
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Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrillas at their camp in El Diamante, Caqueta department, Colombia on Sept. 25, 2016. (Raul Arboleda/AFP/Getty Images)
Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrillas at their camp in El Diamante, Caqueta department, Colombia on Sept. 25, 2016. (Raul Arboleda/AFP/Getty Images)
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The Colombian government and the rebel group known as FARC took a step toward peace Monday when they signed an accord. It's designed to end 50 years of bloody conflict that has killed more than 220,000 people and displaced millions more.

FARC is a Marxist group, and the United States backed Colombia's military campaign against the rebels.

Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd hears more about the accord and what it means from Latin America scholar Cynthia Arnson.

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Cynthia Arnson, director of the Latin American program at the Wilson Center. She tweets @cindyarnson.

This segment aired on September 26, 2016.

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