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Colombia Rebel Released For Talks

Colombia’s government has temporarily freed a senior left-wing rebel leader in an attempt to start peace talks.

Francisco Galan, of the National Liberation Army (ELN), will be allowed to leave jail for three months to try to pave the way for a peace deal. Francisco Galan, of the National Liberation Army (ELN), will be allowed to leave jail for three months to try to pave the way for a peace deal. President Alvaro Uribe said earlier that if the ELN agreed a ceasefire he would make a reciprocal gesture. The ELN and the larger Farc are involved in a 40-year conflict with state forces and right-wing fighters.Full Story

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