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Kidnapped Spanish couple rescued in Colombia

Jun 15 2013, 11:18pm CDT | by

Bogota, June 16 (IANS) Colombian police staged a raid in the northern La Guajira province Saturday and rescued two Spanish tourists held captive by an unidentified group for nearly a month.

Bogota, June 16 — Colombian police staged a raid in the northern La Guajira province Saturday and rescued two Spanish tourists held captive by an unidentified group for nearly a month. The tourists...

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Kidnapped Spanish couple rescued in Colombia

Jun 15 2013, 11:18pm CDT | by

Bogota, June 16 (IANS) Colombian police staged a raid in the northern La Guajira province Saturday and rescued two Spanish tourists held captive by an unidentified group for nearly a month.

Bogota, June 16 — Colombian police staged a raid in the northern La Guajira province Saturday and rescued two Spanish tourists held captive by an unidentified group for nearly a month.

The tourists, identified as Angel Sanchez Fernandez, 49, and Maria Marlaska Sedano, 43, and believed to be a couple, were kidnapped May 17.

They were travelling by car to the popular tourist destination of Cabo de la Vela when they were abducted, Xinhua reported citing local RCN Radio station.

The operation was carried out by anti-kidnapping and anti-extortion police units in Maicao region, near the Colombia-Venezuela border.

The rescued Spanish couple are in good health, police said.

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(Washington Post) – As nearly two dozen Secret Service agents and members of the military were punished or fired following a 2012 prostitution scandal in Colombia, Obama administration officials repeatedly denied that anyone from the White House was involved. But new details drawn from government documents and interviews show that senior White House aides were given information at the time suggesting that a prostitute was an overn ...
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