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Colombian guerrilla who guarded Betancourt surrenders


September 15th, 2009 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Sep 15 (EFE) A FARC guerrilla who guarded 15 high-value hostages, including former presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt who was rescued by the Colombian military last year, has surrendered, the army said. The ... Read more...

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Colombia’s Ingrid Betancourt seeks divorce


March 17th, 2009 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, March 17 (IANS) Colombia's former presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt, who was held captive by rebels for more than six years before her release in July last year, is seeking divorce from ... Read more...

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Zardari among Time magazine’’s ”20 People Who Mattered Most in 2008”


December 26th, 2008 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 26 (ANI): President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari has made it to Time magazine''s new list of ''People Who Mattered''. Zardari ends 2008 as the President of a nuclear-armed nation ... Read more...

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Betancourt not willing to return home because of threats


September 23rd, 2008 - 3:20 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Sep 23 (DPA) Former Colombian presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt, who was held hostage by leftist rebels for more than six years before her rescue in early July, has said she is ... Read more...

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Ingrid Betancourt wins ‘Spanish Nobel’


September 10th, 2008 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Oviedo (Spain), Sep 10 (DPA) Former Colombian presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt, who was held hostage for six years by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), was Wednesday awarded the Prince of ... Read more...

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Ingrid Betancourt named Woman of the Year


September 6th, 2008 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Vienna, Sep 6 (IANS) Colombia's former presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt who was rescued in July from the captivity of the country's leftist rebels has been named the Woman of the Year ... Read more...

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Pope receives ex-hostage Betancourt


September 1st, 2008 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Castel Gandolfo (Italy), Sep 1 (DPA) Pope Benedict XVI Monday received former hostage Ingrid Betancourt, who since she was liberated in July, had expressed a desire to thank the pontiff in ... Read more...

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Betancourt calls for release of all FARC hostages


July 21st, 2008 - 11:01 am ICT by IANS
Paris, July 21 (IANS) Former Colombian presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt, who was rescued from the captivity of the country's leftist guerrillas early this month, has called for the freedom of all being ... Read more...

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Shakira to speed up release of hostages with concert


July 19th, 2008 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 19 (ANI): Colombian singer songwriter Shakira will be taking part in a concert at her native country in a bid to pressurize a Colombian rebel group into releasing their ... Read more...

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FARC blames Colombia hostage rescue on guards’ ‘betrayal’


July 12th, 2008 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, July 12 (IANS) In its first public reaction to the rescue of Ingrid Betancourt and 14 others from its captivity, radical leftwing Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) has blamed the ... Read more...

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Ingrid Betancourt to write play about jungle hostage ordeal


July 7th, 2008 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 7 (ANI): Former hostage Ingrid Betancourt has announced that she would return to Colombia in a few days to write a play about her harrowing experience of being held ... Read more...

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Fidel Castro happy with Betancourt’s liberation, decries FARC action


July 5th, 2008 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, July 5 (IANS) Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro has expressed his happiness over the rescue of former Colombian presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt and 14 other people held hostage by the Revolutionary ... Read more...

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Ingrid Betancourt reunited with her two children (Third Lead)


July 3rd, 2008 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Bogota, July 3 (DPA) With tender strokes and tears, the liberated Colombian hostage Ingrid Betancourt was reunited Thursday with her two children, Melanie and Lorenzo, their first contact in more than eight ... Read more...

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EU delighted with FARC hostage operation


July 3rd, 2008 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Brussels, July 3 (DPA) The European Union's (EU) top officials reacted with delight at the Colombian military operation which Wednesday ended in the release of 15 hostages, including former presidential candidate Ingrid ... 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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Colombian troops free Betancourt, 14 others from leftist rebels (Lead)


July 3rd, 2008 - 9:44 am ICT by IANS
DPA Bogota, July 3 (DPA) Former Colombian presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt, three US contractors and 11 other hostages held by leftist Colombian rebels were rescued Wednesday by Colombian military forces, Defence Minister Juan ... Read more...

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Colombian rebels confirm leader’s death, name successor


May 26th, 2008 - 11:49 am ICT by admin
Bogota, May 26 (IANS) Colombia's largest leftist group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), has confirmed the death of their top leader Manuel "Sureshot" Marulanda due to a heart attack March ... Read more...

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Colombia urges leftist guerrillas to free hostages


May 16th, 2008 - 2:31 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Bogota, May 16 (Xinhua) Colombian President Alvaro Uribe has urged the country's largest leftist guerrilla group to free former presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt and other hostages in its captivity ahead of an ... Read more...

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French minister to go to Colombia to lobby for hostage


April 26th, 2008 - 1:17 pm ICT by admin
DPA Paris, April 26 (DPA) French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner is to travel to South America Monday to lobby for the release of Colombian politician Ingrid Betancourt, who has been held hostage for ... Read more...

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Paris mayor wants honorary citizenship for Dalai Lama


April 17th, 2008 - 8:30 pm ICT by admin
DPA Paris, April 17 (DPA) Betrand Delanoe, mayor of the French capital, wants to make the Dalai Lama an honorary citizen of the city, a spokesperson for the mayor said Thursday. The move ... Read more...

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Chavez says he continues working to free Colombian hostages


April 14th, 2008 - 12:29 pm ICT by admin
Caracas, April 14 (IANS) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said that his government "is working" towards the release of a "third group" of hostages by the leftist guerrillas, including Ingrid Betancourt, EFE news ... Read more...

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France halts medical mission to aid abductee Betancourt


April 9th, 2008 - 4:41 pm ICT by admin
DPA Paris/Bogota, April 9 (DPA) France has cancelled its planned mission to provide medical treatment to French-Colombian citizen Ingrid Betancourt, who is reportedly languishing in poor health after more than six years as ... 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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FARC to be blamed if Betancourt dies: Sarkozy


April 2nd, 2008 - 9:12 pm ICT by admin
Paris, April 2 (IANS) French President Nicolas Sarkozy has said the Left-wing Revolutionary Armed forces of Colombia (FARC) would be held responsible if former presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt dies in their captivity. ... Read more...

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Colombia rebels will not release key hostages: defector


March 11th, 2008 - 3:09 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Bogota, March 11 (Xinhua) Colombia's largest insurgency group Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) has no intention of freeing its top hostages, a defector has said. Pablo Montoya killed his immediate superior ... Read more...

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Slain leader wanted to meet French president: Colombian rebels


March 5th, 2008 - 4:00 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Bogota, March 5 (Xinhua) Colombia's largest leftist insurgency group has said their slain leader Raul Reyes was planning to meet French President Nicolas Sarkozy over hostage release at the time he was ... Read more...

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Colombian government confirms death of rebel leader


March 2nd, 2008 - 12:18 am ICT by admin
DPA Bogota, March 1 (DPA) Colombia's Defence Minister Juan Manuel Santos confirmed Saturday the death of Raul Reyes, the second-in-command of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). Speaking to reporters during a ... Read more...

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Colombia’s Betancourt ‘matter of life or death’ for world


March 1st, 2008 - 9:04 am ICT by admin
By Sandra Parra Bogota, March 1 (DPA) The poor health of former Colombian presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt, kidnapped six years ago, and the appalling conditions in which the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia ... 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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Sarkozy welcomes release of Colombian rebel hostages


February 28th, 2008 - 11:30 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Paris, Feb 28 (Xinhua) French President Nicolas Sarkozy has described the release of four long-held hostages by the Colombian leftist guerrilla group as a "positive sign", the presidential palace announced Thursday. In ... 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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