Salon.com News | Colombian presidential candidate reportedly taken hostage A presidential candidate who is a severe critic of Colombia’s leftist guerrillas was abducted by the rebels as she headed into a zone they once controlled, her campaign spokeswoman said Sunday.

Ingrid Betancourt disappeared after setting out for San Vicente del Caguan, a former rebel stronghold that was seized by government troops Saturday in an offensive to retake a large swathe of rebel-controlled territory

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Everybody should have seen this coming. Look how much of a ‘calming’ influence our money and presence have been to the Columbians!!

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