Failed Colombia-FARC Peace Deal May Have New Life

Failed Colombia-FARC Peace Deal May Have New Life

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
October 10, 2016

The country of Colombia has been embroiled in a five-decades-long fight against the communist Cuba-backed Fuerzas Armadas Revolutionaries de Colombia (FARC).

Earlier this year, leaders from the western hemisphere convened in Havana to broker a deal between Colombia and the terrorist group.

But while President Obama, Cuba’s Raul Castro, and other leaders praised the signing of the accord, the celebration was short-lived.

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In a historic vote, Colombians came together to deliver a spectacular smackdown President Juan Manuel Santos’ negotiated “peace” deal with the drug-dealing and murderous FARC.

Whenever the Cuban government is involved in any negotiation, red flags should immediately be raised, questioning the real motive(s) of the deal.

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) held a press conference in Miami-Dade County’s Colombian enclave known as the City of Doral, where dozens of Colombians and Colombian-Americans joined them in praising the Colombian community for voting against the deal.

The deal was also supported by the European Union and the Obama Administration even as the FARC is still listed with the US State Department as a Foreign Terrorists Organization.

FARC has some pretty “distinguished” company on that list-Hamas, Hizbollah and al Qaeda, to mention a few.

The peace deal has an utter failure, but that didn’t stop Santos from being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Santos was taken back by the honor and said that he would donate the $1 million prize to help the less fortunate in his country.

But was Santos’ prize part of a bigger plan to eventually get the deal ratified?

According to Ivan Marquez, the FARC’s diplomatic frontman in the peace process, his organization feels as if “the Nobel Peace Prize will help President Santos bring to completion the ratification of the peace, which was signed in Havana, a ratification that is currently impossible.”

Will Santos use his prize to press Colombians to support the controversial deal?

Americans that joined German Chancellor Angela Merkel in congratulating President Santos for winning the award include President Obama and Secretary John Kerry.

Two members of Arizona’s congressional delegation, Reps. Ruben Gallego (D) and Paul Gosar (R), also jumped on the Nobel Peace Prize congratulatory bandwagon. 

BTW, there is only one "A" in Bogota.

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Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist and Publisher of,,, and He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming, and biking. Javier is also a political consultant and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Follow on Twitter: @JavManjarres Email him at

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