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Colombian Gunmen Continue to Hold Senator

Suspected right-wing paramilitary gunmen freed the family of a former Colombian senator and four other people early Tuesday but continued holding the politician, the army reported. Masked gunmen abducted Jose Eduardo Gnecco, his wife, their three children, a niece and two of the children’s friends from their sport utility vehicle Sunday as they traveled along a highway near the Caribbean coast, military authorities said. Gen. Mario Montoya, the commander of the army’s 1st Division, said the hostages were freed under pressure from Colombian troops about 35 miles from the Caribbean city of Santa Marta. Full Story

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