July 12, 2008

Democracy Now! on the Hostage Release

Hello Readers:

We share with you the audio from one of this week's episodes of Democracy Now!

Democracy Now!, 8 July 2008

As Freed US Contractors Speak Out, a Look at the FARC, Colombian Paramilitary Groups and the Generals Being Feted for the Hostage Rescue Three American military contractors freed from the Colombian jungle have spoken out against their former captors, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC.

Marc Gonsalves, Thomas Howes and Keith Stansell were among the fifteen hostages, including the French Colombian politician Ingrid Betancourt, rescued in an elaborate military operation last week in a major blow to the FARC. We host a roundtable discussion with Mario Murillo, author of Colombia and the United States; Michael Evans of the Colombia Documentation Project; and Manuel Rozental, a Colombian physician and human rights activist living in Canada following several threats on his life.

Read the show's transcripts and hear the audio here: http://www.democracynow.org/2008/7/8/as_freed_us_contractors_speak_out

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