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Colombia / Hostages #901010

NBC Evening News for Friday, Mar 28, 2008
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Bogota: Mark Potter) Colombia’s kidnapping crisis examined; videos shown of a hostage emerging from an underground prison and of American hostages Thomas Howes††, Marc Gonsalves†† and Keith Stansell††; details given of the government’s offer to release rebel prisoners in exchange for former presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt††. [Colombian Vice President Francisco SANTOS†- comments on kidnappings by FARC guerrillas.] [Mother Lynne STANSELL†- criticizes the US government for not reaching out to the families.] [US Ambassador to Colombia William BROWNFIELD††- says our objective is to bring our people home safely.]

Williams, Brian;
Potter, Mark

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