Total Peace
Despite confusion over bilateral ceasefire with the ELN, search for peace in Colombia continues

The announcement of a non-agreed upon bilateral ceasefire between the Colombian government and the ELN stirred up mistrust and confusion as the country continues to search for total peace

Colombian guerrilla group ELN declares temporary unilateral ceasefire

The ceasefire is set to last from December 24 until January 2, 2023 “to create an atmosphere of peace” over Christmas and New Year. The announcement comes just days after the conclusion of the first round of peace talks between the ELN and the Colombian government

23 irregular armed groups in Colombia join President Gustavo Petro’s ‘Total Peace’ policy

The rights organization INDEPAZ noted that the armed groups had expressed their willingness to engage in dialogue with President Gustavo Petro and to accept legal benefits in exchange for peace