Son Makes 'Last Appeal' for Ill Hostage

Photograph of politician Ingrid Betancourt, kidnapped by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia on February 23, 2002 while campaigning for the presidency, at an unknown location in the Colombian jungle released to the press on November 30th, 2007Image from Wikipedia
"France, Spain and Switzerland launched a delicate mission Wednesday to help an ailing hostage held by Colombian rebels, the French president's office announced....

Betancourt - who is both French and Colombian - has been held in a jungle for more than six years by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC.

"A humanitarian mission of three facilitator countries, Spain, France and Switzerland, has started, in liaison with concerned authorities," the statement said, its vagueness underscoring the delicacy of the mission."

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