More and more tensions between former hostages are being published. A while ago it appeared that the relationship between Ingrid and Clara Rojas was bad.
And now this new information occurs.
I am not a fan of Ingrid Betancourt, as I wrote in my former posts about her. The reason is that I have read her Rabia en el corazón (Rage in my heart). I hated her after 10 pages of that book. It describes that she is the about the only not corrupt politician in Colombia. I thought it would be good for me to read it completely, to know something more about the politicial situation of Colombia, because I was going to live there. But it was a waste of time.
Now I must admit that I am enjoying a little bit the fuss now about her behaviour in the jungle, because since she was kidnapped and talked of as a saint I felt quite ill humoured. I thought it so stupid and naive. I feel a lot more respect for people like Alan Jara or Consuelo González, also former FARC-hostages. When Ingrid was released and made her Latin American tour I felt confirmed in my aversion, as I wrote in those former posts.
But I recognize that everybody has his own version of what happened and that circumstances in such a FARC-camp must be hell. Who is going to be a saint there?
Anyhow, Ingrid as well as Clara are writing a book, so there will be more to talk about.
Interesting to read a complete different view on the whole matter, by Colombian columnist María Isabel Rueda. According to her the three Americans are jealous of Ingrid Betancourt because they lack her intellectual and cultural level. Poor ignorant and illiterate gringos.