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FARC members celebrate the announcement of the approval of the peace deal with the government during the closing ceremony of the 10th National Guerrilla Conference in Llanos del Yari last month. There are some 6,000 FARC guerrillas in Colombian camps. They can't start demobilizing until they are granted amnesty, but lawmakers can't act until a new peace agreement emerges. Luis Acosta/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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After Voters Reject Colombia Peace Deal, Guerrillas Are Left In Limbo

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Juan Manuel Santos, the president of Colombia, listens to a panel discussion during the 2015 Clinton Global Initiative's Annual Meeting in New York City on Sept. 28, 2015. JP Yim/Getty Images hide caption

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Presidential guard soldiers keep watch during the referendum on a peace accord to end the five-decade-long guerrilla war between the FARC and the state on Sunday in Bogota, Colombia. Colombian voters rejected the peace deal in a very close vote. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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A boy celebrates after finding out the results of the referendum on the peace accord. Luis Acosta/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Surprise Result, Colombian Voters Reject Peace Deal

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Colombians in the capital, Bogota, hold up the letters for "peace" in Spanish in September. That agreement between the Colombian government and FARC rebels was rejected by voters in an October referendum. An amended agreement was signed Thursday and is expected to be approved. If implemented, it would end 60 years of nonstop conflict in Latin America. Jennifer Alarcon/AP hide caption

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U.S. envoy Bernard Aronson speaks at the State Department in Washingon on Feb. 20, 2015. Secretary of State John Kerry said Aronson announced that Aronson would be the special envoy to Colombia, where he helped negotiate an end to that country's 52-year war. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The American Diplomat Who Helped Bring An End To Colombia's War

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Sebastian Marroquin, son of Colombia's late drug lord Pablo Escobar, spends much of his time barnstorming across Latin America as a motivational speaker, denouncing the illegal drug trade and his father's ultra-violent ways. "I feel I have a moral responsibility to go before society, recognize my father's crimes and to apologize to the victims of these crimes," Marroquín tells NPR. Eduardo Di Baia/AP images hide caption

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Renouncing Pablo Escobar's Sins, His Son Trafficks In Motivational Talks

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A mural in the town of Toribio, Colombia, displays an idyllic rural scene. But the reality is that many rural parts of the country are desperately poor and lawless. Luis Robayo /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Colombians celebrate in Bogota on Wednesday as they watch on a giant screen broadcasting the signing of a peace agreement between the Colombian Government and the FARC in Havana. Guillermo Legaria/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Rebels of the 48th Front of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia walk on a makeshift footbridge in the southern jungles of Putumayo on Aug. 12. On Wednesday, it was announced that the FARC and the Colombian government had reached a deal to end their decades-long conflict. Fernando Vergara/AP hide caption

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Venezuelans wait in San Antonio del Tachira, Venezuela, to cross the border with Colombia during a rare 12-hour opening Sunday. Thousands of Venezuelans crossed to buy food and medicine. George Castellanos/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Colombia-Venezuela Border: Open To Smugglers, Closed To The Desperate

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Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (left) and FARC commander Timoleon Jimenez (right) shake hands as Raul Castro looks on at a signing ceremony of a cease-fire deal in Havana last Thursday. "It is the first time ever that a guerrilla group lays down its arms to submit to a justice system where they are going to be investigated, judged, and condemned and sanctioned," Santos told NPR. Desmond Boylan/AP hide caption

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Colombia's President: Making Peace With Rebels Is 'A Good Investment'

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A wreath placed before the statue of Simón Bolívar in Bogota's main square celebrates the peace accord between the Colombian government and the FARC leftist guerrilla group. The ribbon on the wreath says "Farewell to War" in Spanish; the sign beneath reads "R.I.P. War in Colombia." Guillermo Legaria/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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