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Colombian ex-official escapes rebels

A former Cabinet minister emerged Friday from six years in rebel captivity and said he fled through the jungle for five days after Colombian troops attacked the guerrillas who held him. Fernando Araujo, 51, said he escaped Sunday from a guerrilla camp as army and marine troops battled members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. He then walked five days through the mountainous jungle to the hamlet of San Agustin, 350 miles north of Bogota, where soldiers found him. Araujo said he was suffering from hiccups and exhaustion because he had not eaten in five days, but that he was otherwise in good health. Full Story

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