The images of the families being reunited on that tarmac in Venezuela are absolutely beautiful. Especially after too many years of unremittingly terrible news about the FARC hostages.
Perhaps it was in questionable taste to have a TeleSur camera crew accompany the International Red Cross to the pickup site, to film the freed hostages thanking Hugo ChÃ¡vez by satellite phone. But never mind.
It’s probably too much to hope for this to be a turning point in the long, sad story of the FARC’s kidnap victims. But let’s all hope anyway. Dozens more hostages are still waiting for their moment.