Skeptical Voters Can Torpedo Colombia’s Bid to End Conflict

  • Many Colombians balk at the idea of kidnappers in Congress
  • Government says peace process is over if voters reject accord

President Juan Manuel Santos is asking Colombians to tolerate a lot that they find unpalatable -- to “swallow toads” as the local phrase goes -- in order to end five decades of conflict with Marxist rebels. Polls show many of them will refuse.

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