According to Carlos Lozano, director of communist magazine Voz and member of Cordoba’s peace group “Colombians for Peace,” all involved parties (FARC, government, Red Cross and Brazilian authorities) have approved the protocols.
“One (of the protocols) is between the International Committee of the Red Cross and the government of Brazil which determines which helicopters they will use,” government mediator Eduardo Pizarro told W Radio.
Brazil has provided pilots and helicopters in previous release operations.
According to Colombians for Peace, Cordoba’s arrival in Brazil means the release of the three policemen and two politicians is near.
The FARC announced it planned to release the five hostages as an expression of support to Cordoba, who was banned from Congress because of ties to the rebels. The hostages are expected the be released on five different locations in Colombia in the second half of this month.