Colombia invites dialogue with ELN rebels
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says his government is ready to start peace talks with the country's second-largest left-wing rebel group, the National Liberation Army (ELN).
The announcement comes a day after the ELN released a Canadian hostage it had been holding for months, Gernot Wober.
Meanwhile, a Colombian court has rejected appeals against a law facilitating talks with rebel groups.
Colombia has already opened talks with the largest rebel group, the Farc.
29 Aug 2013
- From the section Latin America & Caribbean