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Amid Concerns Over FARC Peace Deal, Ecuador Stops Hosting ELN Talks

With concerns mounting over the aftermath of Colombia's peace deal with the FARC rebels, Ecuador's government has announced it will no longer host negotiations...
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Gustavo Aníbal Giraldo, alias ‘Pablito’

Gustavo Aníbal Giraldo Quinchía, alias “Pablito”, is a member of the ELN’s Central Command (Comando Central – COCE). He is one of the ELN’s most...
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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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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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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...
Guerrilla fighters of the ELN group
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Is Colombia’s Ceasefire With the ELN at Risk of Crumbling in Chocó?

Warnings that Colombia's bilateral ceasefire with the ELN guerrilla group could crumble because of violence in a criminal hotbed could be exaggerated, but the peace...
ELN fighters
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Colombia Govt, ELN Sign Ceasefire Amid Growing Dissidence

The government of Colombia and the country's largest remaining guerrilla group have agreed to a bilateral ceasefire, but the rebels' lack of unity may make...
The ELN is conducting peace talks with the Colombian government
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Despite Peace Talks, Colombia’s ELN Guerrillas Continue Expansion

When Latin America's oldest insurgency, the FARC, officially becomes a political party, their cousins in the ELN will assume the status of Colombia's most powerful...
ELN commander-in-chief Nicolás Rodríguez Bautista, alias "Gabino."
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ELN Peace Talks Stumble Once Again over Kidnapping Issue

Peace negotiations between Colombia's government and the ELN guerrilla group have backtracked once again due to the issue of ongoing kidnappings by the rebels,...
11 ELN members were captured in Venezuela
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Alleged ELN Members Captured in Venezuela

The arrest in Venezuela of alleged ELN members is a reminder of the value of the neighboring nation as a safe haven to Colombia's rebel group. Its rearguard use has...