Negotiations with the ELN in Colombia: Can Petro Succeed Where His Predecessors Failed?
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The Colombian government and the guerrillas of the National Liberation Army (ELN) resumed on Monday, November 21 the peace negotiations broken off four years ago, in an attempt for the umpteenth time to put an end to an increasingly old conflict. ‘a half-century.

During a warm exchange, the High Commissioner for Peace, Danilo Rueda, declared that he had “faith” in this dialogue, which is part of the project of “total peace” wanted by President Gustavo Petro with the various armed groups still in activity, relay the newspaper El Tiempo.

On his side, complete the review Cambio, ELN chief negotiator Pablo Beltran felt that talking to representatives of Colombia’s first left-wing president, himself a former guerrilla from M-19 (an organization demobilized in the 1990s), gives this peace process a better chance of succeeding than the seven others started earlier.

“This round table must be the instrument of the wave of change that Colombian society is calling for”he said.

A decentralized movement

But according to the Colombian media, the negotiations will undoubtedly be

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