Colombia eyes new front in peace talks

The Colombian army, pictured, has been battling the leftist National Liberation Army (ELN) since 1964Colombia’s government hopes to open a new front Thursday in efforts to bury a half-century armed conflict, starting talks with the country’s second-biggest rebel force. An accord with the leftist National Liberation Army (ELN) was meant to be the icing on the cake of a historic agreement signed last month with Colombia’s biggest rebel group, the FARC. Now, President Juan Manuel Santos is trying to salvage the FARC accord while also talking with the ELN.

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