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Venezuela Secures Release of 4 More FARC Hostages

World  (tags: Venezuela, Venezuelan left, socialism, Colombia, capitalism, FARC, hostages, war, peace )

- 4102 days ago -
The gesture of President Chavez to contribute to peace in neighboring Colombia had suffered an "avalanche of attacks by the enemies of peace, the promoters of war and those who want violence." But many govts & leaders have thanked Chavez for his efforts.


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Penelope P (222)
Thursday February 28, 2008, 9:34 am
Thankyou Mark noted

Joycey B (750)
Thursday February 28, 2008, 10:44 am
Noted with thanks Simon.

Simon Wood (207)
Thursday February 28, 2008, 7:57 pm
Hey Penelope, my name is Simon, not Mark. Good on you for noting this, though :)

Hola Joycey, you're welcome :)

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Friday February 29, 2008, 1:22 am
Yay, Chavez! again!

LucyKaleido ScopeEyes (82)
Sunday March 2, 2008, 5:26 am

But Ingrid Betancourt wasn't among the happy few released.
Two of them have subsequently told the world that Ingrid Betancourt is dying, that the time has come to release her -after 6 years in FARC custody- because she is morally and physically spent, suffering from Hepatitis B; that she has been singled out by her FARC captors for particularly harsh conditions (she is chained...)

After the revelations, her family in Paris called a press conference to plea for her immediate release.

What are the FARC waiting for ?
Her untimely death can in no way further their cause...

Please, Chavez, don't wait till she dies !

Son Appeals For Release of Ailing FARC Hostage, INGRID BETANCOURT, in 6TH Year of Captivity : "My Mother Is Dying"

Simon Wood (207)
Sunday March 9, 2008, 9:05 am
What can Chavez do? He is the President of Venezuela, and FARC has said that they won't do any more hostage releases until the Colombian government gives a little itself (e.g. by releasing guerrillas who it has hostage - since many of the NON-VIOLENT leftwingersare dead, and it is the guerrillas who are kept alive by the government as hostages in government prisons).

Jill, how about you address your appeals to FARC and especially the brutal and corrupt Colombian oligarchical government and its paramilitaries, who are keeping the war going, and refuse to allow negotiate hostage exchange and peace with the FARC and ELN guerrillas. The last time the leftwing guerrillas attempted to put down their guns and enter non-violent democratic politics (in the 1980s), the oligarchy's paramilitaries murdered thousands of them. That oligarchy has to do alot of work to redeem themselves before FARC would be willing to trust them again.
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