Colombia Extends Informal Peace Talks with ELN rebels

1/17/2017

Colombia’s government announced Sunday it would continue informal negotiations with the country’s last remaining guerrilla group, the ELN, instead of kicking off the first formal round of peace talks on Tuesday as planned. The ELN and the government announced peace talks in June 2014 already, but the parties that have been at war for more than half a decade, have since been unable to proceed to formal peace talks. The formalization of talks was supposed to happen on Tuesday, but have been pushed back after President Juan Manuel Santos demanded the ELN release all hostages.

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