Santos Wins 2016 Nobel Peace Prize

The president of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, was awarded the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end the armed conflict that has lasted five decades in the South American country between Colombia and FARC.

The announcement was made in Oslo by the Norwegian Nobel Committee, which this year chose the winning candidate from a total of 376 nominations that included 228 individuals and 148 organizations.

“The Norwegian Nobel Committee decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize to the president of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, for his determined efforts to end the more than 50 years of civil war in the country, a war that has cost the life of at least 220,000 Colombians and displaced about six million people, “explained the institution’s coordinator, Kaci Kullman Five.