The ELN is the largest of several armed groups operating, and mostly fighting each other bitterly, along the border between Norte de Santander department and Venezuela.
After killing him in late June in Catatumbo, Colombia’s Army claimed that Salvador Durán was an ELN member, which the group denied.
Finds an increase in ELN violence due mainly to the group’s February 2020 “armed strike.”
Armed and criminal groups are increasing their recruitment of child combatants.
An overview of attempts to negotiate peace with the ELN guerrillas during the Santos government, and during the transition to the Duque government.
A look at threats faced by social leaders in the Catatumbo region, with a thorough mapping of the security situation and illicit economies in each of 10 municipalities.
An infographic explaining the unilateral ceasefire that the ELN declared during the month of April 2020, past ceasefires, and what might come next.
An analysis by Gwen Burnyeat and Andrei Gómez-Suárez of recent events and prospects for renewed dialogues with the ELN.
The Bogotá think tank, which maintains a database of conflict events, finds that the ELN did not violate its declared ceasefire during the first 22 days of April.
The Bogotá think tank, which maintains a database of conflict events, finds that the ELN did not violate its declared ceasefire during the first 15 days of April.
A look at how the COVID-19 emergency is affecting the security situation and armed groups’ control measures in rural areas of Nariño, Cauca, Antioquia, and Córdoba.
A snapshot of the ELN guerrillas’ current capacities, internal divisions, and prospects for peace, as well as a mapping of its presence in Colombia (but not Venezuela).
The Bogotá think tank, which maintains a database of conflict events, finds that the ELN did not violate its declared ceasefire during the first eight days of April.
Stories of how the armed groups active in this highly conflictive zone of northeastern Antioquia department are forcing children to join their ranks.
A look at fragmentation of and disputes between armed groups, the effect of Venezuela’s crisis, and the humanitarian crisis in Catatumbo, a conflictive region of Norte de Santander department.
An in-depth look at the security and human rights situation in Chocó, where Afro-descendant and indigenous communities are caught amid fighting between the ELN and the Gulf Clan.
An investigation into the current state of the ELN guerrillas, and prospects for an eventual re-start of negotiations.
Abuses including murder, forced labor, child recruitment, and rape are often committed as part of the groups’ strategy to control the social, political, and economic life of Arauca and Apure. Impunity for such abuses is the rule.
“Boys, girls, and adolescents in indigenous reserves and Afro-Colombian community councils are those most pursued” by the ELN and the Gulf Clan paramilitaries in Chocó.