Colombia Peace Commissioner in Cuba to Meet ELN Rebels


Colombia's new high peace commissioner has traveled to Cuba to meet representatives of the National Liberation Army (ELN) rebels and examine a possible restart to peace talks, President Gustavo Petro said on Thursday. 

Petro, who took office on Sunday and is a former member of the M-19 guerrilla group, has promised to establish total peace in Colombia. The commissioner is Danilo Rueda, who was director of a non-governmental organization working to expose human rights violations by Colombian state security forces and paramilitary groups. 

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