By John Wilson Vizcaino. Luis Eladio Perez L is greeted by a member of the delegation sent to collect the released hostages from the jungle in Colombia, February 27, Marxist rebels freed Perez and three other Colombian lawmakers held hostage for years in the jungle on Wednesday, in a victory for President Hugo Chavez of neighboring Venezuela who brokered the deal. Venezuelan helicopters painted with Red Cross logos swooped into dense jungle, picked up the four lawmakers -- all taken by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, more than six years ago -- and flew them to Venezuela. The three men and one woman appeared in sound health, although one of the men, believed to have suffered heart problems, looked gaunt and walked more slowly than the others.
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For some indigenous peoples, humanity was born in the mouths of the Amazon River, exactly in the Atlantic Ocean. On the tour, the various ethnic groups left their form of anacondas and became men. This journey, recounted by the elders, is the inspiration of the documentary El Sendero de la Anaconda. The documentary, directed by Alessandro Angulo, narrates the return of Martin von Hildebrand and Wade Davis to the communities of the Apaporis River basin in the Colombian Amazon, as well as the evolution of the indigenous battle to protect the jungle. Wade Davis studied anthropology at Harvard under the tutoring of Professor Richard Evans Schultes, the ethnobotanist who entered the Colombian Amazon in in order to explore and investigate medicinal and hallucinogenic plants, and the knowledge of the indigenous communities living in the region. Davis first came to Colombia in the s to accompany Timothy Plowman, another Schultes disciple, on a journey from the Sierra Nevada to the farthest corners of Amazon, with the aim of collecting plants and studying the cultural importance of the coca leaf for indigenous communities.
Eight-mile wall of prehistoric paintings of animals and humans is discovered in Amazon rainforest
Colombia: Pastor Martyred On Sept. He was shot five times. The guerrillas then shot the pastor again, this time in the neck. With the help of her children, she dragged his body under a tree. They faced numerous challenges, and many churches in the area had been closed by FARC guerrillas.
Jump to navigation. Both guerrillas and paramilitaries often run prostitution rackets in areas under their control, forcing sex workers to have unprotected sex and extract bits of information from enemy clients. Combatants themselves are five times more likely than civilians to contract HIV. At the health clinic where she worked as an administrator, her boss enlisted the staff for a blood drive, and Cossio had dutifully rolled up her sleeve. Two weeks later, the results of her blood screening came back HIV positive.