Hostages freed!

I have taken a little time off from writing, but now have a good reason to write again something:

Just got home and received a call from my father-in-law that 15 hostages of the FARC have been freed. Amongst them Ingrid Betancourt, 3 north americans and 11 Colombian soldiers. The Colombian troops appear to have planned a great escape for several months and infiltrated the FARC to facilitate this. During a move of the hostages by the FARC the helicopter was replaced by a undercover Governement helicopter and this is how they supposedly freed the hostages! Amazing…if I would not live here, I would say: only in a movie!

On the streets of Bogota we have seen people very excited and honking their car horns. Hopefully more rescues will follow!

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