The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 3, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 3, 2012.
By United Press International
Hostage details captors' hatred for her

Hostage details captors' hatred for her

TORONTO, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Former hostage Ingrid Betancourt says she is convinced the guerrillas who held her in the Colombian jungle for more than six years clearly hated her.
Former Colombian hostage divorcing husband

Former Colombian hostage divorcing husband

BOGOTA, June 24 (UPI) -- One-time Colombian presidential hopeful Ingrid Betancourt, who was held hostage by leftist rebels for six years, has filed for divorce.
U.S. hostage criticizes Ingrid Betancourt

U.S. hostage criticizes Ingrid Betancourt

LONDON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- One of three U.S. contractors held hostage in a Colombian jungle says the behavior of fellow hostage Ingrid Betancourt did not match her image.

Colombia's Betancourt thanks Chavez

CARACAS, Venezuela, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Ex-hostage Ingrid Betancourt has thanked Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez for his efforts to free those held by Colombian rebels, El Universal reported Tuesday.

Ecuadorian leader calls FARC rescue lucky

QUITO, Ecuador, July 15 (UPI) -- Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa said that Colombia's recent successful effort to free 15 hostages was more luck than the result of "good planning."

NYT: Colombia rescues 'trophy hostages'

BOGOTA, July 8 (UPI) -- Family members of some captives still held by leftist rebels in Colombia complained that the government only chose to rescue "trophy hostages."

Colombian hostages fought among themselves

BOGOTA, July 7 (UPI) -- Hostages held by Colombian leftist rebels for years sometimes fought among themselves during their detainment, a former captive told CNN Monday.
Freed hostage gets medical check-up

Freed hostage gets medical check-up

PARIS, July 5 (UPI) -- Former Colombian hostage Ingrid Betancourt checked into a Paris hospital for medical tests Saturday after being freed in a daring jungle rescue.
Colombia releases Betancourt video

Colombia releases Betancourt video

BOGOTA, July 5 (UPI) -- Colombian officials released a videotape Friday that shows the rescue of former presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt and other hostages.

Castro chides FARC for taking hostages

HAVANA, July 4 (UPI) -- Former Cuban President Fidel Castro criticized the Colombian FARC guerrillas for holding Ingrid Betancourt and others hostage for years.

Betancourt arrives in Paris

PARIS, July 4 (UPI) -- French-Colombian politician Ingrid Betancourt landed in Paris Friday where she was met at the airport by President Nicolas Sarkozy.

Hostages rescued from Colombian rebels

BOGOTA, July 2 (UPI) -- A former Colombian presidential candidate and three U.S. citizens were among 15 hostages rescued Wednesday from leftist rebels in Colombia.

Colombia: Rebels reject France aid workers

BOGOTA, April 8 (UPI) -- Colombian leftist rebels Tuesday rejected efforts to treat a high-profile French-Colombian hostage, said Colombian officials.

FARC denies hostage release in works

BOGOTA, April 4 (UPI) -- A top rebel commander said the group would not free a high-profile hostage unless rebel prisoners were freed as well, Colombian officials said.

France pledges to send aid for Betancourt

PARIS, April 2 (UPI) -- French President Nicolas Sarkosy said Tuesday he would send a medical mission to Colombia to treat a high-profile rebel hostage with French ties.

France has plane on standby for Betancourt

PARIS, March 31 (UPI) -- France sent a plane to French Guyana to remain on standby in case Colombian rebels release a high-profile Colombian-French citizen, said French officials.

Colombia offers rebels for Betancourt

BOGOTA, March 28 (UPI) -- Colombia has offered to release members of a leading rebel group in exchange for high-profile hostage Ingrid Betancourt.

Husband of FARC captive appeals for help

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.

Arms freeze threat -- Part 1

MOSCOW, March 14 (UPI) -- If Venezuela goes to war with Colombia, Russia will not hesitate to freeze its arms supplies.
PYOTR ROMANOV, UPI Outside View Commentator

Colombian hostages arrive in Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Two hostages held for several years by Colombian leftist rebels arrived in Venezuela Thursday after the Venezuelan government negotiated their release.

Colombia OK's Venezuela rescue effort

BOGOTA, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Colombia has approved a new offer by Venezuela to pick up two hostages taken by leftist rebels, it was reported Wednesday.

Colombia rejects future hostage rescues

BOGOTA, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Colombia will not allow other countries to help secure the release of hostages held by leftist rebels after an effort by Venezuela failed last month.

Venezuela says Colombia impeding rescue

CARACAS, Venezuela, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has accused Colombian President Alvaro Uribe of trying to thwart Venezuelan efforts to release three hostages in Colombia.
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