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Colombia's Santos defeats challenger

Posted: June 16, 2014 at 3:34 a.m.

President Juan Manuel Santos casts his ballot during presidential elections in Bogota, Colombia, Sunday, June 15, 2014. Santos is seeking a second four-year term as candidate for the Social Party of National Unity.
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President Juan Manuel Santos casts his ballot during presidential elections in Bogota, Colombia, Sunday, June 15, 2014. Santos is seeking a second four-year term as candidate for the Social Party of National Unity.

Juan Manuel Santos convincingly won re-election Sunday after Colombia's tightest presidential contest in years, an endorsement of his 18-month-old peace talks to end the Western Hemisphere's longest-running conflict.

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