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Colombia's Presidential Campaign Kicks Off -- Finally

John Otis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Otis

The highpoint of Uribe's presidency was a daring hostage-rescue operation. But in the aftermath, as the president maneuvered to keep his job, his reputation took a hit.

Former Colombian Hostages Weigh Book And Movie Deal Options

Variety | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Just one week after 15 hostages were freed by Colombian commandos, Hollywood has come knocking. Several potential projects are already taking shape, ...

How Three Americans Ended Up Hostages in Colombia

John McQuaid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John McQuaid

The alarming backstory leading up to the captivity of the three hostages reveals a lot about the failings of government contracting, and government in general.