A few weeks ago I picked up the book Until Death do Us Part: My Struggle to Reclaim Colombia, by Ingrid Betancourt, a French Colombian presidential candidate kidnapped by the FARC in February of 2002.
It was very eerie as in the first chapter she discusses how people around her were constantly warning her to watch her back, foreshadowing an impending doom she was unaware of. Her reply in the book was always that she was perfectly fine. It was this response that made me research when the book was written and released. It was copyrighted in 2002, released September 1st, 2002. It was sad that the words she had written only took on a publishable relevance after she was kidnapped.
The interesting timing of picking up this book was amplified today when I heard news that Ingrid Betancourt, 3 Americans, and 11 other Colombians were rescued through a secret operation by the Colombian Army.
You know it’s true love when News of a (rescue of a) Kidnapping makes you want to go back and live in a country.