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2008-07-05 12:00:09

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.

2008-07-05 12:00:03

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.

2008-07-05 09:00:03

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.

2008-07-04 21:00:02

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.

2008-07-04 09:00:14

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.

2008-07-04 09:00:14

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.

2008-07-04 09:00:14

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.

2008-07-04 09:00:02

French-Colombian politician Ingrid Betancourt sees Paris for the first time in six years, flying to Paris Friday after her release from Colombian captors.

2008-07-04 09:00:02

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.

2008-07-04 06:00:32

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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