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Íngrid Betancourt
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Íngrid Betancourt, Italy, 2008
Senator of Colombia
In office
July 20, 1998 – February 23, 2002
Personal details
Born (1961-12-25) December 25, 1961 (age 61)
Bogotá, Colombia
Political party Oxygen Green Party
Spouse(s) Fabrice Delloye (m. 1983, div. 1990)
Juan Carlos Lecompte (m. 1997)
Children Melanie Delloye, Lorenzo Delloye
Residence(s) Bogotá
Occupation Political scientist, politician

Íngrid Betancourt Pulecio (born December 25 1961) is a Colombian-French politician. She ran for President of Colombia in 2002. While campaigning in the jungle she was kidnapped and taken by armed rebels named FARC-EP. In July of 2008, she and 14 other hostages were rescued by the Colombian military. Her kidnapping got the world's attention because of her French citizenship.

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