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Key events in Colombia’s dealings with FARC


July 3rd, 2008 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Bogota, July 3 (DPA) The Colombian military Wednesday rescued former presidential candidate Ingrid Bentancourt, three US contractors and 11 other former hostages held for years by the leftist insurgent group Revolutionary Armed ... Read more...

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Betancourt, symbol of hostage drama, freed after six years (To go with Colombian troops free Betancourt, 14 others from leftist rebels)


July 3rd, 2008 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, July 3 (IANS) Former Colombian presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt, who was freed by government troops Wednesday after spending more than six years in the captivity of leftist rebels, became a living ... Read more...

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Colombia urged to facilitate Betancourt’s release


April 7th, 2008 - 5:36 pm ICT by admin
Paris, April 7 (IANS) Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez has urged Colombia to remove obstacles to secure the release of former presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt, in captivity of leftist insurgents. "People who are ... Read more...

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Thousands march in Colombia to demand Betancourt’s release


April 5th, 2008 - 5:37 pm ICT by admin
Bogota, April 5 (IANS) Thousands of people have marched on the streets of Colombian towns and cities to demand the release of former presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt who was abducted by the ... Read more...

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No unilateral release of Betancourt: Colombian rebels


April 4th, 2008 - 4:21 pm ICT by admin
Bogota, April 4 (IANS) Colombia's leftist insurgents have said they would free former presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt only after the government releases the jailed guerrillas, EFE news agency reported Friday. The reaction ... Read more...

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Colombia offers cash reward for FARC hostage release


March 29th, 2008 - 4:52 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Bogota, March 29 (Xinhua) Colombian President Alvaro Uribe has said he would pay cash to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) for release of hundreds of hostages from its captivity. He ... Read more...

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EU welcomes release of hostages by Colombian rebels


February 28th, 2008 - 11:36 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Brussels, Feb 28 (Xinhua) European Union's (EU) External Relations Commissioner Benita Ferrero-Waldner Thursday welcomed the release of four hostages by the leftist insurgent group Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). "I am ... Read more...

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Colombian rebels set to release four hostages


February 27th, 2008 - 10:47 pm ICT by admin
DPA Caracas, Feb 27 (DPA) Two helicopters identified with Red Cross symbols left Venezuela Wednesday and were heading for Colombia, to pick up four hostages set to be released by the Colombian guerrilla ... Read more...

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France, Colombia to collaborate on hostage release


February 22nd, 2008 - 2:32 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Bogota, Feb 22(Xinhua) France and Colombia will collaborate on the release of hostages, including a French-Colombian stateswoman held by Colombian rebels, visiting French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner said Thursday. "France's and other ... Read more...

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Colombian rebels to free four hostages


February 21st, 2008 - 6:47 pm ICT by admin
(Lead)Bogota, Feb 21 (IANS) Colombia's largest leftist insurgency group has said it would release four hostages, including former senator Jorge Eduardo Gechem Turbay, Spain's EFE news agency reported Thursday. The Revolutionary Armed ... Read more...

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Colombian rebels to free four hostages: France


February 21st, 2008 - 3:07 pm ICT by admin
Caracas (Venezuela), Feb 21 (IANS) Colombia's largest leftist insurgent group has agreed to free four hostages, French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner has said. Addressing media persons at the Miraflores Palace here, Kouchner ... Read more...

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