Colombia's National Liberation Army (ELN) guerrillas said Monday that peace talks with the leftwing government of President Gustavo Petro were stalled, with disagreements standing in the way. The group underlined that in last week's communiqué it had warned that a bilateral ceasefire was still to be discussed.
Colombia's government Wednesday announced it was suspending its previous decision to decree a truce with the National Liberation Army (ELN) guerrillas after the rebel organization denied having agreed to it.
Colombian guerrilla fighters of the National Liberation Army Monday announced a unilateral Christmas truce from Dec. 24 to Jan. 2, although the measure would only cover the State Military and Police Forces. The ELN also warned they will defend themselves in case of being attacked.
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) Friday told his Colombian colleague Gustavo Petro that Mexico had accepted the invitation to join as guarantor of the peace talks between the South American country's administration and the National Liberation Army (ELN) guerrillas.
Negotiators in the Colombian peace process involving the government of President Gustavo Petro and remnants of the National Liberation Army (ELN) guerrillas Friday agreed in Caracas to ratify Cuba, Norway, and Venezuela as guarantor countries in the talks.
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro said that “time for peace has arrived” as dignitaries from the Colombian government and the National Liberation Army (ELN) guerrillas started their ceasefire talks in Caracas Monday.
Colombia's Office of the Attorney General has confirmed it would lift all arrest warrants on National Liberation Army (ELN) rebels, following President Gustavo Petro's instructions.
As peace negotiations between the Colombian Government and the National Liberation Army (ELN) kick off in Cuba, the guerrilla movement has released nine people who were being held hostage since last month in the department of Arauca.
Colombia's National Liberation Army (ELN) leader Eliécer Erlinto Chamorro, alias Antonio García, has said on his Twitter account that the guerrilla militias under his command were interested in reaching peace deal with future President Gustavo Petro after he takes office on August 7.
Colombia's National Liberation Army (ELN) guerrillas Monday announced they would enforce a ceasefire during the upcoming presidential elections, in what has been perceived as a step towards peace talks with the future administration.