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Montevideo, January 22nd 2022 - 14:12 UTC
A US court has sentenced the former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and several of its leaders to pay US $ 36 million for the kidnapping of politician Ingrid Betancourt, it was announced Thursday. Read full article
Grotesca pretensión de los tribunales estadounidenses de propinar castigos a diestra y siniestra en jurisdicciones ajenas. Lamentablemente hay periodistas adeptos al efectismo que se regodean anunciando tales castigos.
The jurisdiction of court that handed down the sentence is quite irrelevant - unless, of course, you think the crime of kidnapping Betancourt and putting her through hell for 6 six years, is also irrelevant.
Besides, why are you so upset ? the chances of the US$ 36 million being paid, are pretty close to zero.
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