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Belligerent ELN Front Kills Five Colombian Soldiers Near Venezuela Border

A deadly ambush against Colombian soldiers blamed on the ELN shows the rebel group's internal divide around its ongoing peace negotiations, and is a reminder of its...
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With Armed Strike in Colombia, ELN’s Warmongers Seek Upper Hand

When Colombia’s largest guerrilla group declared an “armed strike” on the first anniversary of the official start of its peace negotiations with the...
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Colombia’s ELN Reportedly Distributing Venezuela Government Food on the Border

The ELN could be participating in the distribution of Venezuelan government food rations in states along the Colombian border, which may be an attempt by the...
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ELN Peace Talks Unraveling as Post-Ceasefire Violence Continues

In a sign of waning confidence in the negotiations that could lead to their unraveling, Colombia's government has suspended peace talks with the...
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Shifting Criminal Dynamics Signal Violent Future for Colombia-Venezuela Border

Venezuela’s continued spiral into economic, political and social crisis and the demobilization of Colombia’s largest guerrilla group have shifted criminal...
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Colombia Army Puts Pressure on ELN Amid Post-Ceasefire Violence

Recent actions by Colombia’s army against the country’s largest active guerrilla group indicate that the government may be using military pressure to achieve...
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Wave of Violence Strikes Colombia After ELN Ceasefire Ends

Violence erupted across Colombia following the end of a temporary ceasefire with the country's largest active guerrilla group, casting doubt over the future of...
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Colombia Deploys Troops to Tumaco as ELN Ceasefire Ends

The government of Colombia has deployed thousands of troops to one of the country’s most hotly contested cities to combat organized crime just as a three-month...
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Massacre in Magüí Payán, Post-Conflict Colombia’s Hidden Time Bomb

On November 27, 13 people were killed in the municipality of Magüí Payán, in the southeastern Colombia department of Nariño, after an alleged confrontation...