BRASÍLIA, Brazil – Brazilian Army soldiers recently participated in a training exercise in which terrorists unleashed a chemical weapons attack during the Confederations Cup. The drill was part of security preparations leading to soccer tournament, which will be held from June 15-30. (Evaristo Sa/AFP)
Colombia offers help in securing French reporter’s release
BOGOTÁ, Colombia — President Juan Manuel Santos said Colombia has assured the French government that his administration will do whatever it can to help to obtain the release of captive journalist Roméo Langlois.
“Through our foreign ministry, we informed the government of France of our readiness to facilitate in the liberation of journalist Roméo Langlois,” Santos tweeted on May 15.
Langlois, a 35-year-old French correspondent for the international television network France 24, was taken hostage on April 28 by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).
He was taken prisoner during a battle with Colombian troops engaged in a counter-narcotics operation he was taping.
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