National Liberation Army (Colombia)

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The National Liberation Army (Ejercito de Liberacion Nacional, ELN) is a Colombian Marxist organization. The organization was founded in 1964 by Fabio Vasquez Castaño. They are considered a terrorist organisation by the EU[1] and the U.S.[2] The ELN got its money from extortion. On September 4, 2017, the Colombian government signed a ceasefire deal with ELN, the last remaining guerrilla organization in the country.[3] This followed the government's peace deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). Venezuela's Marxist government under Nicolas Maduro, however, provided shelter for the ELN.[4]


  3. Colombia signs cease-fire deal with last guerrilla group. Fox News (from the Associated Press). Retrieved September 4, 2017.
  4. Forero, Juan (July 14, 2019). Venezuela Gives Colombian Rebels Free Rein. The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved July 14, 2019.