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FARC Rebel Gets 27 Years in US Prison for Hostage-Taking

A U.S. judge has sentenced a member of Colombia's FARC rebel group to 27 years in prison for his role in the 2003 kidnapping of three Americans whose plane crash-landed in Colombia. In a statement Friday, the U.S. Justice Department said Alexander Beltran Herrera was responsible for moving the three hostages and keeping them imprisoned for part of their five years in captivity. He had pleaded guilty to three counts of hostage-taking in March. U.S. Attorney for Washington, D.C.,...

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