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HarperCollins Author Kidnapped in Colombia

Betancourt's book argues that military intervention alone cannot put a dent in the Colombian drug trade. Indeed, she says that if the U.S. wants to control the flood of drugs across our borders, we must support campaign finance laws that will prevent drug lords from controlling the government, the legislature, and the judiciary in her country. Given that she has risked her life to make this point, she probably knows what she is talking about.

Interested parties are encouraged to send e-mail to, expressing support for Betancourt's policies and calling on Pastrana to hold off on military escalation that could endanger her life and those of the other hostages.

Ingrid Betancourt: The next Daniel Pearl?
photo: Kelly Cambell
Ingrid Betancourt: The next Daniel Pearl?

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