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Colombia offers rebels ceasefire

Colombia’s government has offered to halt offensive operations against the country’s second-largest rebel group, if it calls a ceasefire. The National Liberation Army (ELN) has opened channels for dialogue with the government of President Alvaro Uribe. But the government’s ceasefire offer is surprising: it had earlier said it would force the rebels to the negotiate by weakening them militarily. The new aim is to separate the ELN from its more powerful cousin, the Farc. The Farc, or Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, with about 16,000 fighters, is the main threat to Colombian security. Full Story

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