Underreported: American Hostages in Colombia

Thursday, October 18, 2007

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have been holding prisoners and hostages for years, including high-profile former Colombian presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt, as well as three Americans who were captured after a plane crash in 2003. For the second part of today's Underreported, we'll look into who the hostages are, what FARC wants, and Hugo Chavez's recent talks with the leadership of FARC. Joshua Goodman is an AP reporter based in Bogota and George Gonsalves is the father of Marc Gonsalves, one of the three American hostages held since 2003.

To find out more about Marc Gonsalves, go here


George Gonsalves and Joshua Goodman
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