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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...
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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...