President Juan Manuel Santos said on Friday that Colombia was "very, very" close to ending decades of war and that receiving the Nobel Peace Prize would be "a great stimulus" to that end.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his efforts to end Latin America's longest conflict.
UPDATED: Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos won the Nobel Peace Prize Friday for his "resolute" efforts to end more than five decades of war in his country, despite voters' shock rejection of a historic peace deal.
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Syrian rescuers risking all to save war-hit civilians and the brokers of Iran's nuclear deal are among contenders for Friday's Nobel Peace Prize after Colombia's peacemakers fell from pole position.