Obama Pledges $450 Million to Support Colombian Peace Deal

  • Government, leftist FARC rebels could end decades-old conflict
  • Money will be included in Obama's fiscal 2017 budget request

President Barack Obama meets with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos in the Oval Office of the White House on Feb. 4, 2016, in Washington.

President Barack Obama said he would ask Congress for about $450 million in aid to Colombia to help the South American nation finish a peace deal with guerrillas and end a half-century of conflict.

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