All About ELN Peace

COLOMBIA / 9 DEC 2016

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 the guerrilla leadership is incapable of controlling…

COLOMBIA / 27 OCT 2016

Peace talks between the government of Colombia and the country's second-largest guerrilla group have been delayed again after the rebels failed to release a high-profile hostage, a sign that the…

COLOMBIA / 19 OCT 2016

Security forces in Colombia are continuing operations against the country's second-largest rebel group ahead of planned peace talks, a possible sign that the government intends to keep military pressure on…

COLOMBIA / 11 OCT 2016

Colombia has announced the official start of long-delayed peace talks with the ELN guerrillas, a move that may be intended to give momentum to the stalled peace process with the…

COLOMBIA / 14 SEP 2016

Colombia's ELN rebel group is reportedly moving in on territory abandoned by the FARC guerrillas as part of their peace deal with the government, drawing attention to an inconvenient truth:…

COLOMBIA / 17 AUG 2016

A Colombian guerrilla group has reportedly kidnapped nearly a dozen rice farmers and is holding them hostage in Venezuela, a sign of increasing militant activity along the border that could…

COLOMBIA / 23 JUN 2016

The FARC’s pledge to end its war to overthrow the Colombian state is a huge step forward in reducing the country's violence. But an end to the five-decade old civil…

COLOMBIA / 25 MAY 2016

The disappearance of several journalists in the troubled zone of Catatumbo -- home to an array of illicit armed groups and major coca cultivation -- has refocused attention on the…

ELN / 12 MAY 2016

Colombia prosecutors have charged the ELN rebel leadership with 15,896 crimes in a legal move that will add to the pressure on the guerrilla group to follow through on their…

COLOMBIA / 11 MAY 2016

A major faction of Colombian guerrilla group the FARC has said it will ignore ongoing peace talks between rebel leaders and the government in Cuba, a potential sign of internal…

COLOMBIA / 2 MAY 2016

Colombia's ELN guerrillas' refusal to formally renounce kidnapping may prove to be a major obstacle for the start of peace talks with the government that were announced by both sides earlier this year.

COLOMBIA / 7 APR 2016

Colombia's military has outlined areas of focus for its future functions should peace agreements be signed with the FARC and ELN guerrilla groups, several of which involve its potentially problematic,…

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