BOGOTA, Sept 1 (AFP) - The government
of new Colombian President Alvaro Uribe has established contacts with the
second-largest rebel group operating in the country, Interior Minister
Fernando Londono has disclosed.
"There are certain things going
on between us and the ELN," Londono said Saturday, referring to the
National Liberation Army, a Marxist rebel group operating mainly in the
northwest of the country.
"But we are maintaining total silence,
as we should, on the subject of these contacts," the minister added.
The ELN, which boasts about 4,000 fighters,