Ingrid Betancourt facts for kids
Íngrid Betancourt, Italy, 2008
|Senator of Colombia|
July 20, 1998 – February 23, 2002
|Born||December 25, 1961
|Political party||Oxygen Green Party|
|Spouse(s)||Fabrice Delloye (m. 1983, div. 1990)
Juan Carlos Lecompte (m. 1997)
|Children||Melanie Delloye, Lorenzo Delloye|
|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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