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Arrests Highlight ELN-Rastrojos Alliance in Southwest Colombia

Colombian authorities have announced the capture of 27 members of drug gang the Rastrojos, who were reportedly working in partnership with the ELN rebel...
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Colombian Forces Kill ELN Guerrilla Behind 1999 Plane Hijacking

Colombia's military reported killing seven rebels from the ELN guerrilla group, including a commander known as "La Negra Yesenia," who was the mastermind behind the...
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All Change as Colombian Security Forces Try to Regain Initiative

Colombia's president has appointed a new defense minister, changed the entire military high command and promised an extra $550 million in defense spending. He...
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Venezuela Finds 4 Cocaine Labs in Border States

So far this year Venezuelan authorities have dismantled 17 cocaine laboratories in the western states of Tachira and Zula, Defense Minister Tarek El Aissami said...
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2011 Sees Over 300 Child Soldiers Demobilize in Colombia

Colombian authorities say 328 child soldiers have demobilized from illegal armed groups so far this...
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NGO Details Guerrilla Presence in Venezuela

Despite assurances by Colombia government that there are no rebel sanctuaries in Venezuela, the leader of a Venezuelan NGO has offered a firsthand account to...
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Colombia: Photos Show Meeting of ELN Rebel Leaders

The seizure of photos and files from the ELN, Colombia's second biggest guerrilla group, offers a glimpse of the workings of the rebel organization, often...
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Colombia Rebels ELN Deny Drug Trafficking

Colombian rebel group the ELN has denied that it is involved in drug trafficking, or that it takes refuge over the Venezuelan...
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ELN Suspects in Colombia Massacre

An armed group killed eight villagers and wounded four others in a weekend raid on a bar in the southern department of Nariño, Colombian authorities...