Colombia to become first Latin American NATO member

Colombian President Jose Manuel Santos walks to a press briefing after meeting with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 17 November 2016.

Colombia to become first Latin American NATO member

Colombia will shortly join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization as a “global partner”, making it the only Latin American nation having a partnership with the alliance, president Juan Manuel Santos announced.

Juan Manuel Santos, who signed a peace deal with the left-wing Farc guerrillas in 2016, ending the longest-running civil conflict in the western hemisphere won the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts.

Colombia will join as a “global partner”, Santos said, which means it will not necess...

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