Ingrid Betancourt

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Íngrid Betancourt
Íngrid Betancourt, Italy, 2008
Senator of Colombia
In office
July 20, 1998 – February 23, 2002
Personal details
Born December 25, 1961 (1961-12-25) (age 52)
Bogotá, Colombia
Political party Oxygen Green Party
Spouse(s) Fabrice Delloye (m. 1983, div. 1990)
Juan Carlos Lecompte (m. 1997) [1]
Children Melanie Delloye, Lorenzo Delloye
Residence Bogotá
Occupation Political scientist, politician
Religion Roman Catholic

Íngrid Betancourt Pulecio (born December 25 1961)[1] is a Colombian-French politician. She ran for President of Colombia in 2002. While campaigning in the jungle she was kidnapped and taken by armed rebels named FARC-EP. In July of 2008, she and 14 other hostages were rescued by the Colombian military. Her kidnapping got the world's attention because of her French citizenship.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Profile: Ingrid Betancourt". BBC News. 2008-02-28. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7266587.stm. Retrieved 2008-04-08.