Colombia: August 30, 2004

Archives

 After initially turning down the offer, FARC has now agreed to discuss the government offer to swap fifty captured FARC members for fifty prominent kidnap victims held by FARC. Usually, FARC offers to release people if a ransom if paid, but for prominent victims, and some police and military personnel, the ransom is either too high, or that option is not offered. FARC has been taking a lot of heat internationally because some of its prominent hostages are popular overseas. FARC depends on international support to  apply pressure on the government, and to obtain medical care for its ageing leadership. 

 

Article Archive

Colombia: Current 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 


X

ad
0
20

Help Keep Us Soaring

We need your help! Our subscription base has slowly been dwindling. We need your help in reversing that trend. We would like to add 20 new subscribers this month.

Each month we count on your subscriptions or contributions. You can support us in the following ways:

  1. Make sure you spread the word about us. Two ways to do that are to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
  2. Subscribe to our daily newsletter. We’ll send the news to your email box, and you don’t have to come to the site unless you want to read columns or see photos.
  3. You can contribute to the health of StrategyPage. A contribution is not a donation that you can deduct at tax time, but a form of crowdfunding. We store none of your information when you contribute..
Subscribe   Contribute   Close