December 28th, 2011
10:32 AM ET

FARC to release 6 hostages

Colombia's main leftist rebel group says it plans to release six hostages, including three who have been in captivity for more than 12 years.

The FARC, or Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, has been at war with the Colombian government since the 1960s. While severely weakened in recent years, the guerrilla group has continued to carry out kidnappings and attack security forces.

It said the hostages to be released include three national police officers, Jorge Trujillo Solarte, Jorge Humberto Romero and Jose Libardo Forero. All of three were taken hostage in 1999.

The names of the other three hostages would be forthcoming, the FARC said.

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  1. Idiot

    @BOMBO. you claim that Chavez is behind this. Do you have any proof? And did you happen to notice that it's for US that they produce cocaine for? What would happen to most any of our inner cities if their crack cocaine supply were to be cut-off over night, for example. Goto the crack baby ward at your local hospital for more.

    December 28, 2011 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Idiot

    We've all known where the drugs are coming from and where they have been going to for years. End the demand, end the supply. (of illegal drugs. Of course even if we did stop cocaine from entering this country, Procaine (synthetic cocaine) would still be available by prescription. As is synthetic heroin in case Afghgan poppy production goes down to zero like it did when the Taliban gov. ruled)

    December 28, 2011 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  3. MORON

    It was a comment. Relax.

    December 28, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  4. TCR C2

    What castro how much is he behind in all this? Its unbeleavable that chavez is in volved but it is possible, some one is the shot puller down there. Find out who farc is collaborating with and you find the problem. But in that region a lot of innocent people will die if we dont step in! In el salvador in early 80s i was there and it was a blood bath, a horrible scene.

    December 28, 2011 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  5. TCR C2

    Dont worry about demand just end supply to us that bites it good . Let all these gackers(cokefreaks) fein for a while and come down the withdrawls are proven to not be as bad as meth so it wont hurt them as much and maybe they will have a moment of clearity

    December 28, 2011 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  6. LĂ©s Miz

    Any proof that Chavez ISN'T involved?

    December 28, 2011 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Actually

    @Les. What about the law of supply and demand as applied to cocaine from Columbia coming to the US? Our cities aren't full of Chavez-heads. Their crackheads, silly. Getting rid of Chavez will not do one darn thing as far as reducing S. American drug imports. There's your proof.

    December 28, 2011 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Actually

    They're crackheads, rather. America needs to understand that it is her insatianle desire for drugs that is causing all of this mess. If we didn't want cocaine from S. America, it wouldn't be here. Chavez or no.

    December 28, 2011 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Actually

    Isatiable desire for drugz, rather. 🙂

    December 28, 2011 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |

    let get our peopl and get the farc outta there..

    December 28, 2011 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  11. LĂ©s Miz

    Bombo was making a smart ass statement on the six hostages and you asked him a silly question then lectured. I asked and smart ass question and got lectured. Apparently sarcasm is lost on lecturers.

    December 28, 2011 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
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