National Liberation Army (ELN) Terrorist Organizations // National Liberation Army (ELN)

Urban devotees of Cuban revolutionaries Fidel Castro and Che Guevara founded the ELN in 1963. The group espouses an anti-U.S. and anti-capitalist ideology. The ELN has a social-revolutionary program similar to Colombia's other major leftist insurgent group, the FARC. Both oppose U.S. policies in Colombia and claim to represent the working class against Colombia's elite.    Right-wing paramilitary groups have damaged the ELN's...


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