Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos wins re-election

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Colombia’s Juan Manuel Santos won re-election in the tightest presidential race the South American nation had seen in years.

President Juan Manuel Santos will serve a second term from 2014 to 2018. The results in the presidential elections gave him the support to continue peace talks with the rebel group known as the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC. CCTV’s Michelle Begue reports in Bogota Colombia.

President Juan Manuel Santos wins re-election

President Juan Manuel Santos wins re-election

Colombia's Juan Manuel Santos won re-election in the tightest presidential race this South American nation had seen in years.

To discuss the Colombian elections, CCTV’s Mike Walter is joined by Lisa Haugaard, Executive Director of the Latin America Working Group. Haugaard has spearheaded advocacy on human rights and peace issues in Latin America for two decades.

Lisa Haugaard discusses about the election

Lisa Haugaard discusses about the election

Lisa Haugaard, the executive director of the Latin America Working Group joins the show.