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Guerrilla fighters of the ELN group

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

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

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."

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

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...
The ELN's peace talks risk falling on deaf ears

Colombia Army Says Powerful ELN Bloc Opposed to Peace

Colombia's government has admitted that a key ELN faction is opposed to the peace process. But while this singles out the most overtly rebellious front, there are...
ELN rebels

ELN Negotiator Talks Peace Progress, New Underworld Conflicts

One of the chief negotiators of Colombia's largest remaining guerrilla group, the ELN, has spoken out on the rebels' peace process and their place in the rapidly...
The ELN is appears to be expanding in Chocó

ELN Cocaine Seizure Points to Expanding Presence on Colombia’s Pacific Coast

Authorities seized around 1.5 metric tons of cocaine linked to the ELN rebels in Colombia's Chocó department, the latest sign that the group is expanding by...
Nicolás Rodríguez Bautista, alias "Gabino," leader of the ELN

As ELN Peace Talks Start, a Rocky Path Ahead

As the public phase of peace talks between the government of Colombia and the country's second-largest guerrilla group begins, the rebels' ongoing kidnappings and...
Officials applaud the announcement of the start of the talks

Colombia Govt, ELN Rebels Set Date to Start Formal Peace Talks

The government of Colombia and the country’s second-largest guerrilla group announced that they will soon begin formal peace negotiations, a new step in a...
FARC fighters are waiting to enter the peace concentration zones

GameChangers 2016: Still No Peace in Colombia

This year saw a Nobel Peace Prize for the Colombian president and two peace agreements with Marxist rebels. Yet an end to the fighting is still a ways off in this...
A 2013 ELN demobilization ceremony

Colombia’s ELN Rebels in Crisis As Demobilization Rate Nearly Doubles

Rebels from Colombia's second-largest guerrilla group have been demobilizing from the insurgency at nearly double last year's rate, adding weight to concerns that...