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Colombia to announce peace talks with ELN rebels – sources | Reuters

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By Helen Murphy and Luis Jaime Acosta | BOGOTA BOGOTA Colombia's government and second-biggest rebel group will on Monday announce the start of peace talks, sources said, in what would be a boost for President Juan Manuel Santos after the rejection of his deal with the larger FARC guerrilla group. The negotiations with the 2,000-strong National Liberation Army (ELN) will be confirmed by representatives of both sides at a news conference in Venezuela scheduled for this evening, two government sources told Reuters.

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The Colombian government and the country's second-largest rebel group, the ELN, announce they will launch negotiations on October 27 in Ecuador's capital.

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