Freed Hostage Betancourt Returns to France Amid Claims Colombian Rebels Were Paid £10 million

After six years of being held hostage in the Colombian jungle, the former Colombian presidential candidate and French citizen, Ingrid Betancourt, flew back to France… But her return came amid claims she was released together with three Americans after a £10million ransom was paid. Columbia had said the hostages were released after a daring raid on a rebel compound.



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Swiss Radio: FARC Leaders Were Paid Millions to Free Hostages

Thomson Financial News: Leaders of the Colombian FARC rebel movement were paid millions of dollars to free Colombian politician Ingrid Betancourt and 14 other hostages, Swiss radio said on Friday,...