Husband of FARC captive appeals for help

March 19, 2008 at 7:39 PM

SANTIAGO, Chile, March 19 (UPI) -- The husband of a longtime hostage of Colombian rebels and former presidential candidate has asked Chile's president to aid in her release.

Juan Carlos Lecompte met with Chilean President Michelle Bachelet in Santiago, Chile, to discuss a new plan for securing the release of his wife, Ingrid Betancourt, who was captured by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, in 2002 while campaigning for the Colombian presidency.

Lecompte said Bachelet would work with other regional leaders to find a way to end his wife's long capture, La Nacion reported Wednesday.

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