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Another Rebel Group Takes Steps Toward Peace in Colombia

Mar 30, 2016 | 23:35 GMT
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (C), Colombian lead negotiator Frank Pearl (C-L), and the ELN guerrilla known as Antonio Garcia (C-R) are pictured with members of their delegations at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas on March 30.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (C), Colombian lead negotiator Frank Pearl (C-L), and the ELN guerrilla known as Antonio Garcia (C-R) are pictured with members of their delegations at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas on March 30.
(FEDERICO PARRA/AFP/Getty Images)

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) is in the final stages of formal peace talks with the government, a factor that put pressure on the ELN, which, with about 3,000 members nationwide, is significantly smaller than the FARC. Because of its small size, refusing to negotiate would have enhanced prospects for the ELN's destruction by the Colombian military....

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