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The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) is a self-proclaimed Marxist-Leninist revolutionary guerrilla organization, listed internationally as a terrorist group by a number of countries. Current estimates claim that the FARC have over 700 hostages at the moment, most of whom are held for ransom.

The following list of hostages are what the FARC call "canjeables" (exchangeable), as they only offer their freedom in return for the liberty of 500 FARC members held in Colombian prisons through a prisoner exchange. Information about the possibility of this exchange can be found at the humanitarian exchange page.

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Current hostages

Name Capture Position Held Prior to Capture
Date Place
Pablo Emilio Moncayo Cabrera 1997-12-20 Patascoy, Nariño Corporal Second Class
Libio Jose Martinez Estrada
Luis Arturo Garcia 1998-03-03 El Villar, Caquetá Corporal First Class
Luis Alfonso Beltrán Franco
William Donato Gómez 1998-08-03 Miraflores, Guaviare Lieutenant
Arbey Delgado Argote Staff Sergeant
Luis Alfredo Moreno Chagueza Corporal First Class
Róbinson Salcedo Guarín Corporal First Class
Edgar Yesid Duarte Valero 1998-10-14 El Paujil, Caquetá Captain
Elkin Hernández Rivas Lieutenant
Luis Herlindo Mendieta Ovalle 1998-11-01 Mitú, Vaupés Colonel
Enrique Murillo Sánchez Captain
César Augusto Lasso Monsalve Staff Sergeant
Jorge Trujillo Solarte 1999-07-10 Puerto Rico, Meta Sub-Intendant
José Libardo Forero Carrero Corporal First Class
Wilson Rojas Medina Sub-Intendant
Carlos José Duarte Rojas Sub-Intendant
Jorge Humberto Romero Sub-Intendant
Luis Alberto Erazo Maya 1999-12-09 Curillo, Caquetá Sergeant
Álvaro Moreno Intendant
Guillermo Javier Solórzano Julio 2007-06-04 Florida, Valle del Cauca Captain
Salin Antonio San Miguel Valderrama 2008-05-23 El Tambo, Tolima Corporal Second Class
Josue Daniel Calvo Sanchez 2009-04-20 El Encanto, Meta Professional Soldier [1]

Former hostages

Name Capture Free
Date Place Position Date Reason
Pedro José Guarnizo Ovalle 1997-07-14 Urabá, Antioquia Vice First Sergeant 2003-05-05 Rescued
Francisco Manuel Negrete Mendoza 1998-03-08 Pavarandó, Antioquia Corporal First Class 2003-05-05 Killed
Mario Alberto Marín Franco
José Ricardo Marulanda Valencia 1998-03-03 El Villar, Caquetá Vice First Sergeant 2008-07-02 Rescued
William Humberto Pérez Medina Corporal Second Class
José Miguel Arteaga Corporal Second Class
Wagner Harvey Tapias Torres 1998-05-28 Urrao, Antioquia Lieutenant 2003-05-05 Killed
Samuel Ernesto Cote 1998-06-11 Urrao, Antioquia Corporal First Class 2003-05-05 Killed
Amón Flórez Pantoja 1998-08-03 Miraflores, Guaviare Corporal First Class 2008-07-02 Rescued
Juan Carlos Bermeo Covaleda Lieutenant
Erasmo Romero Rodríguez Staff Sergeant
Julio Cesar Buitrago Cuesta Corporal First Class
Jhon Jairo Durán Tuay Corporal First Class
Raimundo Castellanos Malagón 1998-08-04 La Uribe, Meta Lieutenant 2008-07-02 Rescued
Héctor Duván Segura 1998-08-14 Tamborales, Chocó Vice First Sergeant 2003-05-05 Killed
Jairsinio Navarrete Sánchez Corporal First Class 2003-05-05 Killed
Luis Hernando Peña Bonilla 1998-11-01 Mitú, Vaupés Sub-Intendant 2003 Killed [2]
Julián Ernesto Guevara Castro Captain 2006-01-28 Died in captivity
Jhon Frank Pinchao Blanco Sub-Intendant 2007-05-16 Escaped
Vianey Javier Rodríguez Porras Lieutenant 2008-07-02 Rescued
Heriberto Aranguren González 1999-06-22 Tierradentro, Córdoba Corporal 2003-05-05 Rescued
Armando Castellanos Gaona 1999-11-16 La Arada, Tolima Sub-Intendant 2008-07-02 Rescued
Alejandro Ledesma Ortiz 1999-12-12 Juradó, Chocó Lieutenant 2003-05-05 Killed
José Gregorio Peña Guarín Corporal Second Class
Antenor Biella Hernández Sub-officer Rescued
Oscar Tulio Lizcano 2000-08-05 Riosucio, Caldas Representative 2008-10-26 Escaped
Fernando Araújo Perdomo 2000-12-04 Cartagena, Bolívar Minister 2007-01-05 Escaped
Luis Eladio Pérez Bonilla 2001-06-10 Ipiales, Nariño Senator 2008-02-27 Released
Gloria Polanco de Lozada 2001-06-26 Neiva, Huila Representative 2008-02-27 Released
Alan Edmundo Jara Urzola 2001-07-15 Lejanías, Meta Ex-Governor of Meta 2009-02-03 Released
Orlando Beltrán Cuellar 2001-08-28 Gigante, Huila Representative 2008-02-27 Released
Consuelo González de Perdomo 2001-09-10 Highway in Huila Representative 2008-01-10 Released
Jorge Eduardo Géchem Turbay 2002-02-20 Flight towards Hobo, Huila Senator 2008-02-27 Released
Clara Leticia Rojas González 2002-02-23 Montañitas, Caquetá Vice-Presidential Candidate 2008-01-10 Released
Ingrid Betancourt Pulecio Presidential Candidate 2008-07-02 Rescued
Francisco Javier Giraldo Cadavid 2002-04-11 Cali, Valle del Cauca Valle del Cauca Deputy 2007-06-18 Killed
Juan Carlos Narváez Reyes
Carlos Alberto Barragán López
Carlos Alberto Charry Quiroga
Jairo Javier Hoyos Salcedo
Edinson Pérez Núñez
Nacianceno Orozco Grisales
Rufino Varela
Alberto Quintero Herrera
Héctor Fabio Arizmendi Ospina
Ramiro Echeverri Sánchez
Sigifredo López Tobón 2002-04-11 Cali, Valle del Cauca Valle del Cauca Deputy 2009-02-05 Released
Guillermo Gaviria Correa 2002-04-21 Caicedo, Antioquia Governor of Antioquia 2003-05-05 Killed
Gilberto Echeverri Mejía Ex-Minister
Keith Stansell 2003-02-13 Caquetá Department US American Contractor 2008-07-02 Rescued
Thomas Howes
Marc Gonsalves
Emmanuel Rojas Born 2004-04-16 Born in captivity June 2005 (sent to Bogotá).
December 2007 (Found).
Found in foster care in Bogotá
William Johany Domínguez Castro 2007-01-20 Florencia, Caquetá Professional Soldier 2009-02-01 Released
Alexis Torres Zapata 2007-06-09 El Paujil, Caquetá Police Officer 2009-02-01 Released
José Walter Lozano Guarnizo
Juan Fernando Galicio Uribe
Luis Francisco Cuellar Carvajal 2009-12-21 Florencia, Caquetá Governor of Caqueta Department 2009-12-22 Killed

See also

References

Speech by President Uribe; January 10th, 2008
Colombia Clamors
Las Voces del Secuestro
BBC News: Betancourt 'rescued in Colombia'








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