MIAMI(CBSMiami) — Security was tight and the mood festive in the Colombian city of Cartagena on Monday as leftist guerrillas and the government prepared to sign a historic peace agreement.READ MORE: New Case Of COVID-19 Omicron Variant As President Biden Works To Slow Spread
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon flew in to join leaders from around the region and the world, and of international organizations, to witness the signing ceremony in the coastal city later the same day.READ MORE: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Wants To Hand Out Taxpayer Dollars To Businesses That Defy Vaccine Mandates
The more than 2,500 guests have been invited to wear white as a sign of peace, and Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos will put his signature on the 297-page accord with a pen made from a recycled shell used in combat.MORE NEWS: Closing Arguments In Dayonte Resiles Murder Trial Begin Friday
A nationwide referendum on the accord will take place on October 2nd.