ELN kidnapping victim Orlando Ibarra Sarmiento steps off a plane in Bogota
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Escape of ELN Hostage Highlights Obstacle to Colombia Peace Talks

The story of an Ecuadorean who was held captive by Colombia’s second-largest guerrilla army for two years sheds light on what could be a major stumbling block in...
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Colombia Dismantles ELN-Rastrojos Drug Trafficking Network

Colombian authorities dismantled a drug trafficking ring said to form part of an alliance between the ELN and the Rastrojos, underscoring the increased importance...
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ELN Guerrilla Boss ‘Hiding Out in Venezuela’: Colombian Intelligence

Colombian intelligence indicates that a top leader of the ELN guerrilla group is operating out of a Venezuelan border state, directing extortion rackets, drug...
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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...