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2008-07-04 00:00:08

By The Associated Press BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - Colombian spies tricked leftist rebels into handing over kidnapped presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt and three U.S. military contractors Wednesday in a daring helicopter rescue so successful that not a single shot was fired.

2008-07-03 21:00:08

BOGOTA, Colombia _ Ingrid Betancourt went from jungle captive to national heroine within a dizzying 24 hours, as Colombians hailed the newly freed hostage Thursday for her courage and her every public move was carried live on television.

2008-07-03 21:00:02

BOGOTA, Colombia _ The final stages of Operation Check-Mate began early Wednesday morning as the guerrilla group the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia gathered 15 of their most valuable hostages in an isolated forest of the southern province of Guaviare.

2008-07-03 15:00:03

By FRANK BAJAK, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BOGOT, Colombia Colombian spies tricked leftist rebels into handing over kidnapped presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt and three U.S. military contractors Wednesday in a daring helicopter rescue so successful that not a single shot was fired.

2008-07-03 15:00:03

Freed Colombian hostage Ingrid Betancourt Thursday was met by her children who she had not seen during six years as a captive of leftist rebels.

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2008-07-03 12:05:00

In a daring rescue Wednesday, the Colombian military freed 15 hostages held for years by leftist guerrillas, including Ingrid Betancourt, the former Colombian presidential candidate, three Floridians working under a U.S.

2008-07-03 12:00:04

By Kate Nash, The Santa Fe New Mexican Jul. 3--Just last week, Gov. Bill Richardson said he planned to return to Colombia to try to negotiate the release of three U.S. citizens being held by Colombian rebels.

2008-07-03 09:00:27

Colombian soldiers disguised as members of a non-governmental organisation hoodwinked a guerrilla leader into allowing Ms Betancourt and three US hostages to board a helicopter to freedom, according to Colombia's Defence Minister.

2008-07-03 09:00:09

Ms Betancourt was abducted while campaigning for the country's presidency six years ago.She was freed yesterday along with three US military contractors and 11 Colombian police and soldiers who were also being held hostage the rebels.Officials say military spies managed to infiltrate the guerrillas and convince a local commander that they were taking the hostages to FARC leader Alfonso Cano.Instead, they transported the 15 captives to an area where two military helicopters were waiting to...

2008-07-03 09:00:09

By Frank Bajak Associated Press BOGOTA, Colombia -- Colombian spies tricked leftist rebels into handing over kidnapped presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt and three U.S. military contractors Wednesday in a daring helicopter rescue so successful that not a single shot was fired.


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