Archive for the ‘Ingrid Betancourt’ Category

Will Ingrid Betancourt take revenge?

January 19, 2010

It will not last very long anymore before Íngrid Betancourt, Colombia’s most famous FARC hostage, will publish her book on the years she spent as a FARC prisoner. Since her liberation in July 2008 (Operation Jaque), several people have dared to criticize this woman, who especially in Europe is considered as a heroine. The last one has published his own book these days: Juan Carlos Lecompte, Betancourt’s latest ex-husband. If Betancourt is writing a book that is similar to her Rage in the Heart (2001), she will be merciless with her critics. (more…)

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Clara Rojas forgives Ingrid Betancourt

April 12, 2009

More Clara news, now that her book Cautiva (Captive) is about to be published in Colombia. Chile’s daily El Mercurio writes that she forgives Ingrid Betancourt for what happened between them. (more…)

Clara Rojas regrets accompanying Ingrid Betancourt

April 5, 2009

Clara Rojas

Clara Rojas

“It  was a blatant stupidity having accompanied Ingrid on her journey to San Vicente del Caguan”, former FARC hostage Clara Rojas told the Spanish press agency EFE. According to the press agency, Rojas states that in the book she is going to publish about her kidnapping in February 2002. The book is expected to be published in Colombia mid April. (more…)

Ingrid Betancourt and Clara Rojas (2)

March 16, 2009

Ingrid Betancourt and Clara Rojas, former hostages of the FARC are both in the news today. (more…)

Martin Sombra or Out of Captivity 4

March 5, 2009

martin_sombraThis evening I read an article about an important FARC commander who is in jail, Martin Sombra. He feels abandoned by the FARC and he is afraid to be  extradited to the United States, according to Colombia’s daily El Espectador. (more…)

Out of Captivity is not about Ingrid Betancourt

March 4, 2009

A lot has been said these days about Out of Captivity, the book of the three American former FARC hostages Keith Stansell, Marc Gonsalves and Thomas Howes. Focus has been almost exclusively on their remarks about Ingrid Betancourt. Not even a quarter of the book mentions her. One can wonder: who is looking for sensation here, the Americans or the press? The word sex is used perhaps three times in the whole book. (more…)

Ingrid, gringos, women and sex (in English)

March 2, 2009

El Tiempo published this column yesterday, related to the book Out of Captivity, published by former FARC hostages Keith Stansell, Thomas Howes and Marc Gonsalves. I totally agree with Natalia Springer.

Íngrid’s sex

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Ingrid, gringos, women and sex (in Spanish)

March 2, 2009

El Tiempo published this column today, related to the book Out of Captivity, published by former FARC hostages Keith Stansell, Thomas Howes and Marc Gonsalves. I totally agree with Natalia Springer. I will translate it as soon as I can.

El sexo de Íngrid

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Ingrid Betancourt is just a human being

February 27, 2009

ibetancourt-0209The three Americans who were held hostages by the FARC in Colombia together with Ingrid Betancourt, Marc Gonsalves, Keith Stansell and Thomas Howes, criticized her in their book Out of Captivity. (more…)

Ingrid Betancourt and Clara Rojas

January 26, 2009

Very painful is the news these days about the bad relation between Ingrid Betancourt and Clara Rojas when they were hostages of the FARC. (more…)