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Visit of Ingrid BETANCOURT at the European Parliament : arrival, meeting with Hans-Gert POËTTERING, EP President, address in the formal sitting

Event date: 08/10/2008

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Ingrid Betancourt Pulecio is a Colombian-French politician, former senator and anti-corruption activist, especially opposing political corruption. Betancourt was kidnapped by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) on 23 February 2002 while campaigning for the Colombian presidency as a Green, and was rescued by Colombian security forces six and a half years later on 2 July 2008. On the 11th November 2009 she visited the European Parliament and addressed the plenary.

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