Colombia’s president signs law easing surrender of crime gangs

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos gives a thumbs up as he is accompanied by his wife Maria Clemencia Rodriguez Munera while casting his vote at a polling station during the second round of the presidential election in Bogota, Colombia, June 17, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Julio Martinez

BOGOTA (Reuters) – Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos on Monday signed a law that will allow organised crime gangs to turn themselves in and receive reduced sentences, a move that may help shore up peace in the Andean country. Criminal gangs, many created by former paramilitary groups, are considered the greatest threat to Colombian security […]

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