Ingrid Betancourt

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Íngrid Betancourt
Íngrid Betancourt mentre guarda la Torre di Pisa.jpg
Íngrid Betancourt, Italy, 2008
Senator of Colombia
In office
July 20, 1998 – February 23, 2002
Personal details
Born (1961-12-25) December 25, 1961 (age 59)
Bogotá, Colombia
Political partyOxygen Green Party
Spouse(s)Fabrice Delloye (m. 1983, div. 1990)
Juan Carlos Lecompte (m. 1997) [1]
ChildrenMelanie Delloye, Lorenzo Delloye
OccupationPolitical scientist, politician

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. Retrieved 2008-04-08.