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Colombians held by rebels ask Venezuela for help

Twelve Colombian politicians held by Marxist rebels since 2002 are asking neighboring Venezuela to help negotiate their freedom in a video released by the guerillas. The video, broadcast on Colombian television on Saturday, shows the former lawmakers from Valle de Cauca province asking the government of Venezuela to intervene on their behalf after nearly four years of being held in what one hostage calls the “life-consuming jungles of Colombia.” Full Story

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