Saturday, July 5, 2008

Ingrid Betancourt

I've been meaning to blog about this for the last couple of days but kept forgetting.
I'm sure by now you've heard that Ingrid Betancourt, was rescued after being held for 6 years by leftist rebels in the Columbian jungle.
When we were in Paris, there was a wonderful photojournalist display in one of the parks depicting current world images. One of the photos was of Betancourt. I explained to T who she was and what had happened to hear. How amazing to read of her rescue!

From MSNBC:

"Betancourt was campaigning for Colombia's presidency when she was kidnapped in 2002. She became a cause celebre in France, with her portrait hung on town halls and constant street rallies by supporters.
She was freed Wednesday in a daring Colombian operation involving military spies who tricked FARC rebels into handing over Betancourt and 14 other hostages without firing a shot."

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