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Colombia: Your Money or Your Life

It&#039s been two years since men in police uniforms abducted Pedro Gomez in his swank Bogota neighborhood. But the wealthy rancher and businessman is still afraid to venture far from home or let a journalist use his real name. Who can blame him? On a balmy evening in 1999, Gomez was returning from work when four cops on motorcycles pulled his jeep over. As he was looking for identification, two of the men climbed into his vehicle and put a gun to his head. They bound, gagged and blindfolded him, and drove him into the mountains, where they handed him over to Marxist guerrillas from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). Full Story

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