National Liberation Army (ELN)
We were obliged to take up arms again: FARC leaders announce return to armed resistance

Citing the violation of the peace agreements and the human rights crisis, leaders of the demobilized Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia Iván Márquez and Jesús Santrich announced a return to armed struggle

ELN Peace Delegation: “The future of Colombia is not war”

Members of the ELN’s peace delegation discuss the current status of the peace talks with the Colombian government and their hopes for peace

Over 180 Colombian organizations to take part in massive national strike on April 25

Colombians will mobilize in defense of peace and against the neoliberal policies of the right-wing government of president Iván Duque. The participating organizations are seeking compliance with peace agreements and an end to violence against social leaders, among other demands

Over 50 social leaders have been assassinated in Colombia in 2019

Four social leaders have been killed last week. Organizations across Colombia have condemned the government of president Iván Duque for the lack of security measures that guarantee protection to social leaders

Colombian lower house rejects president Duque’s objections to Special Jurisdiction for Peace

On March 10, Duque objected to 6 of the 159 articles of the Statutory Law of the Special Jurisdiction for Peace [JEP]. The Senate will next decide on the objections and if it also rejects them, the president will be forced to approve the Bill

Reports from Catatumbo: “The state wants to exterminate the peasants”

Paul Salgado is part of La Red de Hermandad y Solidaridad con Colombia and is currently working in Colombia as an international accompanier, he wrote this report after a trip to the Northeast region of Catatumbo

Micoahumado community in Colombia denounces violation of International Humanitarian Law by Army

The inhabitants and social and peasant organizations of Micoahumado town in the Bolivar department of Colombia, denounce that the confrontations between the ELN and the National Army have been constant since March 2

Exclusive Interview with Pablo Beltrán, Chief Negotiator of Colombia's ELN Exclusive Interview with Pablo Beltrán, Chief Negotiator of Colombia’s ELN

Pablo Beltrán spoke with the Argentine journalist and educator Claudia Korol regarding the Colombian peace talks.

ELN claims responsibility for blast, terms it a legitimate act of war

In the wake of the bomb blast on January 17, Colombian president Ivan Duque and his allies had already accused the guerilla group and asked Cuba to arrest and hand over members of the ELN peace delegation stationed in Cuba for peace talks.

Around the world in 8 min episode 05 Around the world in 8 Minutes: Episode 05

In this episode, we report from Buenos Aires on the major developments in the Latin American countries of Venezuela and Colombia.

Colombian peace process suffers severe blow as government demands arrest of ELN leaders

The demand by the Colombian government came in the aftermath of the January 17 bomb blasts at a police academy in the city of Bogota. The Colombian government has blamed the National Liberation Army (ELN) for the attack

Maritza Isabel Quiroz Leiva In Colombia, 2019 begins with more assassinations of leaders

Organizations have denounced the assassinations and called on the Colombian government to take real measures to protect the lives of social leaders

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