Ingrid Betancourt

Politician, Human Rights Advocate and Nobel Peace Prize nominee.

Language:

Spanish

Topics

Specific topics

Human rights

Ingrid Betancourt has become a global symbol of the freedom and the resistance of the human being in the face of the most serious adversities. His struggle for democracy, freedom and peace has been a shining example of dignity and courage for the whole world.
Betancourt uses her own experience to communicate to audiences an inspiring and passionate message, speaking in depth about those who are deprived of their freedom against the most basic rights. That is why she has set herself the task of making the entire population aware of the violations of human rights throughout the world.
The FARC guerrillas kidnapped Betancourt in the middle of campaigning for the presidency of Colombia in 2002. She was kept prisoner for six years in the jungle until, in 2008, she was released by the Colombian army along with 14 other hostages. Betancourt has dedicated her life since then to defend democracy, freedom and peace. Proof of this are her campaigns for the release of more than 700 hostages still held captive by FARC.
In addition, Betancourt has held talks with neighboring countries to help Colombia end the violence that reigns in the region.
Betancourt has repeated several times since her release that she does not seek revenge against her captors but rather to favor dialogue and reconciliation to end decades of guerrilla war in Colombia.
In turn, she has received multiple international awards, including the French Legion of Honor and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. She has also received the Women of the Year Award from the World Awards Association for her commitment to democratic values, freedom and tolerance.

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