Bill Clinton, Blair back Colombia peace efforts

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair (R) speaks next to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (C) and U.S. former president Bill Clinton (L) during the Third Way summit in Cartagena, on July 1, 2014, focused on the peace process in ColombiaFormer world leaders Bill Clinton and Tony Blair attended a special summit on Tuesday in Colombia in support of the country’s bid to forge peace with FARC rebels. The one-day meeting in the Caribbean resort city of Cartagena was the initiative of Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, who is spearheading peace talks with the Marxist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), Latin America’s longest-running insurgency. Clinton, who served as US president 1993-2001, warned: “You will never get to the final reconciliation of your country if you don’t finish this peace process.”