Colombian President accepts Nobel Peace Prize for deal with FARC

Colombian leader Juan Manuel Santos receives the award Saturday from Berit Reiss-Andersen in Oslo.

Story highlights

  • President Juan Manuel Santos honored for peace deal to end decades-long civil war
  • Colombia's Congress passed the deal after voters repudiated it in a referendum

(CNN)Half his country may not support his efforts at peace, but Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos now has a Nobel Peace Prize for pursuing a deal to end the longest-running war in the Americas.

Santos accepted his award Saturday after brokering a deal to stop the fighting in the 50-year conflict with the leftist rebel group Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, better known by its Spanish acronym, FARC.