Colombian-French Politics

Ingrid Betancourt
Ingrid Betancourt

I always wondered who I could look up to as a woman in Politics, especially if she was someone I could relate to. Íngrid Betancourt was a popular politician, especially for her anti-corruption campaigning, her candidacy for 2002 presidential elections with the Green party, and most controversially was her kidnapping by the communist group the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) for over 6 years.

To make a very long story short, she has heavy connections with France including: her attendance of the the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (in Paris, not the one I am attending in Aix), and her dual citizenship in France and Colombia. Therefor the French government was very involved in the kidnappings in Colombia.

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