Ingrid Betancourt

Ingrid Betancourt

Ingrid Betancourt Pulecio is a Colombian-French politician, former senator and anti-corruption activist. Betancourt was kidnapped by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia on 23 February 2002 and was rescued by Colombian security forces six and a half years later on 2 July 2008. The rescue operation, dubbed Operation Jaque, rescued Betancourt along with 14 other hostages . In all, she was held captive for six years after being taken while campaigning for the Colombian presidency as a Green. Wikipedia*

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Ingrid Betancourt has two videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 2002 Speech. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2010 with an average of 450 views per program. Most common tag: Colombia.

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Presidential Candidate, Colombia c. January 1, 2002 - c. February 23, 2002 Videos: 2

Recent Appearances

  • <em>Even Silence Has an End</em>

    Even Silence Has an End

    Ingrid Betancourt talked about her book Even Silence Has an End: My Six Years of Captivity in the Colombian Jungle. In 2002,…

  • <em>Until Death Do Us Part</em>

    Until Death Do Us Part

    Columbian Senator Ingrid Betancourt talked about her memoir, Until Death Do Us Part: My Struggle to Reclaim Colombia,…

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