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Families fear for “forgotten” US hostages in Colombia

While foreigners kidnapped in Iraq make instant headlines around the world, three Americans captured by Colombian rebels three years ago are all but forgotten. President Alvaro Uribe looks set to win a second term in an election next week, riding popularity won through tough security policies that have targeted Marxist guerrillas and helped tame high kidnap and crime rates. But for the families of U.S. contractors Marc Gonsalves, Thomas Howes and Keith Stansell captured in 2003 on a mission to detect cocaine crops, and relatives of thousands of Colombians held hostage, falling crime statistics mean little. Full Story

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