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Ball point pen on the morning newsprint

The team of rescuers, who saved the 15 hostages being held for six years in the jungles of Columbia, tricked the FARC marxist guerrillas into thinking they were helping to move the hostages. Some even posed as television journalists and filmed the dramatic moments when the hostages boarded the helicopter and were told they were free. See it here. Pretty amazing stuff.

2 Comments
  1. July 7, 2008 -

    I recognized her immediately. Isn't that just the most amazing story!? Unbelievable.

  2. July 7, 2008 -

    Ingrid Betancourt was born into one of Columbia's oldest aristocratic family's. She married a French diplomat and has duel citizenship. she was first elected as a representative in 1994, then Colombian Senator in 1998, and was a candidate for the Presidency of Columbia when she was kidnapped in Feb of 2002.