Update as of 8:30 PM: “La W” radio still has the story at the top of their website, nearly 12 hours later, but with nothing new to report. Further results of calling around indicate that those who would normally be expected to have heard something, haven’t heard anything.Â
Another post from my Colombia trip will be forthcoming, but “La W,” one of Colombia’s main radio stations, just posted this to its website.
I’ve made a couple of calls, and have been told that while we should keep our fingers crossed, we should wait for official word from the FARC before believing this to be true. “Exclusives” for Colombian radio stations are not the way the FARC has traditionally made such things known.
January 17, 2008 8:57 AM
FARC will free more hostages
Source: Asdrubal Guerra
La W has learned exclusively that in Venezuela in a few hours, the FARC will announce the handover of new kidnap victims.
Among those who will be freed are one of the three U.S. contractors and another four hostages who are in grave health conditions.
Upon being asked about the issue, Senator Piedad CÃ³rdoba said that prudence is necessary, and she abstained from confirming it.
“After all that has happened with the previous liberations, the relatives are immensely concerned that this must have a happy ending, and for that reason I thing that much discretion is needed,” the Liberal senator said from Venezuela.
While this is an exciting possibility, at this point we second Senator CÃ³rdoba’s call for prudence and discretion.