After failing to reach agreement on an extension of the 101-day ceasefire, hostilities resume between Colombia's government and ELN forces.
Colombia’s military and ELN rebels resumed hostilities on Wednesday after failing to agree to an extension of a bilateral ceasefire, in spite of pleas by victims and the international community…
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- The National Liberation Army releases former congressman Odin Sanchez, who had been held hostage by the rebel group since April 2016, paving the way for peace talks to begin between the rebels and the Colombian government next week in Ecuador.
- The Congress of Colombia unanimously approves a peace deal between the Government and rebel group FARC to end the Colombian conflict.
- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says that he has "hard evidence" that the Colombian government planned and executed an attempted assassination attack on him on Saturday, and that he will release it later in the day.
- A war crimes tribunal in Colombia begins investigating atrocities during the war which began in the 1960s.
- Colombia's biggest narcotics gang, Clan del Golfo (AGC), declares a cease-fire in effect since December 13. They say the gesture is meant "to contribute to a full, total and lasting peace." The Colombian government says that it welcomes the move but also that it will continue their pressure on the organization.