Latest Colombian armed conflict Stories
By Jenny Barchfield Associated Press PARIS -- Arriving to a hero's welcome in France, Ingrid Betancourt said Friday that she cried a lot during her six years as a prisoner in the Colombian jungle.
By Frank Bajak Associated Press BOGOTA, Colombia -- Video recorded during the rescue of 15 rebel hostages shows them filing grim-faced toward the helicopter that would fly them to safety, then hugging one another and crying with joy after they are aloft and realize they are free.
The Associated Press PARIS Arriving to a hero's welcome in France, Ingrid Betancourt said Friday that she cried a lot during her six years as a prisoner in the Colombian jungle.
BOGOTA, Colombia _ A video of the dramatic Colombian hostage rescue shows 15 captives walking sullenly to a helicopter, believing they were being taken by an international humanitarian group to another camp belonging to the guerrilla group.
By John Lichfield After more than six years held captive by Colombian guerrillas, Ingrid Betancourt is free - thanks to a remarkable rescue operation. Rescue in the jungle She bounded down the stairs of the military aircraft, grinning like a teenager returning from a foreign holiday.
By FRANK BAJAK By Frank Bajak The Associated Press BOGOTA, Colombia The plan was nothing if not audacious: A turncoat persuades rebels to bring together their most prized hostages and march them 90 miles through Colombia's wilderness.
By VIVIAN SEQUERA By Vivian Sequera The Associated Press BOGOTA, Colombia A meal was rice and beans. Bed was the ground under a patched plastic tarp.
French-Colombian politician Ingrid Betancourt sees Paris for the first time in six years, flying to Paris Friday after her release from Colombian captors.
LEADING ARTICLE COLOMBIA This week's rescue of Colombia's former presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt and 14 other hostages was not merely an operation executed with quite sensational skill.
Former Colombian presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt, who was freed by the Colombian army on 2 July after being held captive by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) for more than six years, has said the rebels kept her chained up 24 hours a day for three years.
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