War in Colombia – level 2

10-10-2016 15:00

Colombia has been in a war for the last 52 years. It is the Colombian government versus Marxist rebels. More than 220,000 people died in this civil war, and millions were displaced.

Juan Manuel Santos, the Colombian President, promised to end this war. People gave him the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize for his work. In his speech, he said that the prize is not for him but for all Colombians, especially the millions of victims.

Difficult words: government (leaders of a country), displace (make somebody leave his or her home because of war), victim (a person who is hurt or dies).

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