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Chavez Reports Two Hostages Freed in Colombia

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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says that two women kidnapped more than six years ago by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, have been released.

Ingrid Betancourt, a former member of the Colombian Senate who was kidnapped when she attempted to take her presidential campaign into rebel-occupied territory, is still being held by the rebels.

Betancourt's husband, Juan Carlos Lecompte, discusses Colombia's ongoing hostage situation.

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