Colombia's National Liberation Army (ELN) ordered its forces to stop offensive military actions as of July 6, it was reported Tuesday in Bogotá. In a message posted on the rebel group's website, its members were advised to be prepared to respond to threats or attacks by any armed group against our units or against the civilian population.
The Government of Colombia and the National Liberation Army (ELN) Friday signed in Havana a 180-day national, bilateral and temporary ceasefire effective from August 3, it was reported. The UN and the Catholic Church will supervise compliance.
The Government of Colombia and the National Liberation Army (ELN) guerrilla group Tuesday resumed peace talks in Havana, Cuba, while President Gustavo Petro is on a tour of Spain.
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.