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Caracas, Venezuela - President Hugo Chávez said he will try to facilitate the release of three Americans held captive by Colombia's largest rebel group – even though he has lost contact with the guerrillas.
Left-wing Colombian rebels have freed four local tourists kidnapped in January, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross.Ana Maria Aldana, Cesar Hoyos, Hernando Martinez and Jose Rodriguez were in good health when turned over in the western province of Choco, near where they were abducted almost two months ago, the Red Cross said.
(eTN) - It is Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, not officials from Colombia, who is reaping praises for speaking against last Sunday’s kidnapping of tourists in a remote Pacific Ocean island in Colombia.
Bogota, Colombia - Leftist rebel gunmen kidnapped six tourists from a Pacific island, Colombia's navy said Monday, adding to the more than 700 hostages it still holds for ransom or political leverage.The six Colombians taken — including two university professors and a biologist — were among 19 people accosted by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia Sunday afternoon, the navy said.