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Colombian Conflict Enters a New Phase

As ideological differences become irrelevant, Colombia's illegal armies and drug traffickers are now working together, united against the government. Nowhere is...
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Is Colombia’s New Military Strategy a Herald of Peace?

The Colombian military’s new strategy of targeting leftist guerrillas' most strategic units, instead of taking out their top leaders, could be a sign that the...
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FARC, ELN Use Venezuela as Base for Attacks: Report

Although both governments have downplayed the presence of Colombia rebel groups in Venezuela, a report from El Colombiano details how FARC and ELN guerrillas use...
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ELN Release Kidnapped Oil Workers, Call for Colombian Oil Tax

Eleven oil workers kidnapped last month in Colombia's northeast were released by the ELN guerrilla gorup, according to reports, following calls from the rebels for...
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Oil Workers Kidnapped in Colombian Region of FARC, ELN Activity

Colombian Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzon has retracted his announcement of the release of nine oil workers, who were kidnapped Tuesday in a department where...
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Rebels Step Up Actions as Colombian Conflict Enters 48th Year

A newly published report states that the FARC stepped up actions in 2011, in no small part due to their alliance with rebel cousins the ELN, while despite mass...
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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...