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Colombia Rejects Demands by Journalists' Kidnappers

Colombian President Alvaro Uribe cast doubt on the quick release of a kidnapped British reporter and U.S. photographer, saying on Friday that he refused to meet Marxist rebel demands to halt military offensives during the handoff. The hard-line leader said quartering his troops would send “a contradictory message” to the war-torn Andean nation, while branding the journalists’ planned release in eastern Arauca province a “show” meant to improve the image of the Cuban-inspired National Liberation Army, or ELN. Full Story

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