Even with the confusing situation Colombia is going through with the peace deal process, other Latin American leaders succeeded to the podium of the General Assembly of the UN, promoting a region where wars disappear and tensions focus on finding a political and economic model
Even with the confusing situation Colombia is going through with the peace deal process, other Latin American leaders succeeded to the podium of the General Assembly of the UN, promoting a region where wars disappear and tensions focus on finding a political and economic model.
Governments in Latin America regretted the rejection that gave the Colombians plebiscite peace agreement with the FARC guerrillas, but urged the government to maintain efforts to give a definite cut the largest in the continent armed conflict.
Several countries in the region were heavily involved in the plan to end the 52-year war with the FARC. Havana hosted negotiations between the parties for four years, while Chile, the Cuba and Venezuela itself acted as guarantors and observers.
Opting for the "No" on Sunday won with 50.21 percent of the vote compared to 49.78 percent of those who endorsed the agreement, exposing the polarization of Colombia on the armed group and possibility to be integrated into society.
"Great regret Sunday a minority, a product of media attacks, the operation of existing psychological warfare, propaganda war was expressed," said Chancellor of Venezuela, Delcy Rodriguez.
The president of Peru, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, warned meanwhile told reporters: "It will be very difficult to renegotiate, really," the peace agreement.
Other governments in the region, including those of Argentina and Brazil center-right, said they will support an attempt to revive the peace plan.
"We remain with the Colombians. The result of the referendum does not mean the restoration of the conflict. Argentina will accompany" wrote Chancellor Susana Malcorra on his Twitter account. "He ceasefire commitment is essential. Peace is built step by step, day by day. "
Meanwhile, the Brazilian government said it believes that "Colombia should not abandon the cause of peace" and stressed his willingness to work for a final agreement is reached.
But more than just the support to Colombia, Latin American countries found theirselves reflected in the country situation. It has made them realize peace is not only a Colombians goal but a Latin American population dream.