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In a daring, dangerous and spectacular rescue mission that has captured the world's attention for the last week, military officers from the Latin American country of Colombia duped the leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, known as FARC, to rescue 15 real-life hostages, including three Americans and former French-Colombian politician Ingrid Delloye-Betancourt.
By LIBARDO CARDONA, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BOGOT, Colombia Freed after years as rebel-held hostages, French- Colombian politician Ingrid Betancourt and four Colombian police officers sent messages of hope in a radio broadcast Sunday to captives still detained in remote jungle camps.
Former Colombian hostage Ingrid Betancourt checked into a Paris hospital for medical tests Saturday after being freed in a daring jungle rescue.
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.
- To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
- An illusion; a trick; a cheat.