On Jan. 7, the Colombian government authorized Senator Piedad Córdoba to participate in the release of six hostages from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). The mission will be headed by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). (President Uribe indicated previously that he didn’t want Córdoba involved.) (Latin American Herald Tribune, Jan. 8)
From Weekly News Update on the Americas, Jan. 11
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