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Betancourt: 'I suffered terribly'

Ingrid Betancourt has reiterated that she does not believe her freedom or that of 14 other hostages was bought with a ransom to their Colombian rebel captors. But she suffered so much, she said, that had a ransom been paid, “why not?” Three days after her dramatic rescue, the 46-year-old French-Colombian underwent a battery of medical tests Saturday, saying later that doctors “filled me with joy,” suggesting that her health has not been permanently compromised from six years of jungle captivity. Full Story

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