Peace deal signed in Colombia

Colombia signs a new peace accord, ending 52 years of war in Latin America's fourth-largest economy, but opponents to the deal say President Juan Manuel Santos has undermined the will of the people.

BOGOTA, Colombia (REUTERS) - Colombia's President signs a peace treaty with the leader of the Marxist FARC rebels, ending more than half a century of war.

After the signing, President Juan Manuel Santos sent the deal straight to Congress for a vote next week. The government's majority means approval is likely to be speedy.

But the revised peace accord - is the second such effort and comes after an initial deal was rejected last month by millions of people.