Former Colombian hostage Ingrid Betancourt has met with Venezuelan
President Hugo Chávez as part of her efforts to gain support from Latin
American leaders for the release of Colombia’s rebel-held hostages.
State television footage shows Betancourt and Chávez chatting at the
presidential palace during the during the sixth leg of a regional tour
to seek support for efforts to free hostages held by the Revolutionary
Armed Forces of Colombia.
The former hostage also visited Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru.
Betancourt was rescued last July after being held captive for six years.
The guerrillas are currently holding 28 high-value hostages,
including politicians, soldiers and police. The state footage was