The charges against 18 members of FARC, a group of Colombian militants, stem from what happened after an American-crewed drug-surveillance plane crashed in 2003.
This true story of the dramatic rescue of three captive Americans raises disturbing questions about the US war on drugs in Colombia.
In Colombia, rescued soldiers and policemen were welcomed with cheers and a mariachi band.
While his Colombian girlfriend and twin sons wait, American captive Keith Stansell reaches out.
While his Colombian girlfriend and twin sons waited, American captive Keith Stansell reached out. He was freed Wednesday.
Ingrid Betancourt and three Americans were rescued Wednesday in a risky operation that shows the FARC rebel group in disarray.
Relatives of former hostages Ingrid Betancourt and Marc Gonsalves had come to London to raise awareness of their detention by FARC rebels. Now, instead, they are being reunited. The families say they will continue to advocate for other hostages still being held.
President Hugo Chavez says he is willing to talk with Colombia's rebel FARC for the release of three US defense contractors.