Former Colombian hostage Ingrid Betancourt says she feels uncomfortable that Chile’s president has nominated her for the Nobel Peace Prize.
President Michelle Bachelet says Chile is nominating Betancourt because “she is an example of courage for our entire continent.”
The two spoke after a meeting on Wednesday.
Betancourt says the nomination “makes me feel somewhat uncomfortable” because she has “no credentials” for the prize. But she says she will try to live up to the honor of the nomination.
Betancourt is in Chile on the third leg of a Latin American tour to express thanks for efforts to win her release.
She was rescued last July after being held for six years by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. (AP)