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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- To play, gamble.
- To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
- A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.