- Rebels and officials in Colombia signed a peace deal to end a 52-year conflict
- Citizens have mixed feelings about the deal
- The deal must still be approved in a referendum
Now there is a promise of a time of peace, with a deal signed in Havana
, Cuba, between officials and a leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) to end one of the world's longest-running conflicts, a 52-year war that has claimed 220,000 lives
FARC leader Timoleon Jimenez ordered the agreed ceasefire to start Monday in a declaration in front of reporters gathered in Havana, Cuba -- and the landmark peace deal will be put to Colombians in a referendum set for October 2.
In the Colombian capital, Bogota, hundreds celebrated the agreement in a park. On social media, hashtags like #AdiosalaGuerra (farewell to war) and #PazenColombia (peace in Colombia) trended, but other users expressed their dismay.
Some agreed with opposition complaints that the Havana deal fell short.
"It was dishonest for the country that President (Juan Manuel Santos) handed seats (in