The French government -- with Colombia's permission -- has established a dialogue with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, hoping the rebels will free captive Ingrid Betancourt, El Tiempo reported Thursday. Betancourt has been held captive for three years.
In addition to being a French citizen, Betancourt is also a one-time Colombian presidential hopeful.
The FARC have been battling the Colombian government for more than 40 years.
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