Former presidential candidate and Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) hostage Ingrid Betancourt Sunday announced she will run to succeed Iván Duque as head of state under her own political party (Verde Oxígeno) after breaking up with the Centro Esperanza coalition.
Ingrid Betancourt, a politician who was captured by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrillas while campaigning for the presidency and held hostage for six years, Tuesday announced she would run again.
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.
Ingrid Betancourt, a former Colombian presidential candidate who was held captive by the FARC guerrilla for six years, accuses Colombia of treating her worse than a criminal since she was rescued in 2008, according to reports in the Argentine press.
French-Colombian ex-hostage and presidential hopeful Ingrid Betancourt withdraw this week a widely-criticized demand for compensation for nearly six years in captivity in Colombia.
Colombian-French politician Ingrid Betancourt, who spent six years as a rebel hostage before being rescued, has sued the Colombian state over her kidnapping, sparking outrage from the government that freed her.