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A Nation Held To Ransom - Colombia

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Published on Jul 9, 2007

May 2002
Following the release of Clara Rojas, we bring back an investigation into her kidnapping. It also looks at how Colombia has become the kidnap capital of the world.

Adair Lamprea was driving Clara Rojas and Ingrid Betancourt to a rally when they were ambushed. "There was an explosion. The place was mined". FARC guerrillas received orders by radio to take only Ingrid. But Clara insisted on going with her. Thousands of people have been abducted by FARC in the last decade. Most are released for ransom but politicians like Betancourt and Rojas are held for political leverage.

Produced by SBS/Dateline
Distributed by Journeyman Pictures

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