Carlos Raúl van der Weyden Velásquez · August, 2007

Latest posts by Carlos Raúl van der Weyden Velásquez from August, 2007

Colombia: Moncayo's Walk for Hostage Release

  9 August 2007

Pablo Emilio Moncayo was kidnapped by FARC guerrillas in December of 1997. His father, schoolteacher Gustavo Moncayo, decided to walk with his daughter from his hometown to Bogotá to seek a "humanitarian exchange", or a prisoner swap of around 50 kidnapped individuals, including his son. Moncayo entered Bogotá on Wednesday, August 1, where he later met with President Alvaro Uribe. The events that transpired caused many reactions from Colombian bloggers, many of whom felt empathy for Moncayo's plight and humanity.