Colombia's President Alvaro Uribe, center, speaks as acting Defense Minister Gen. Freddy Padilla, right, and peace commissioner Frank Pearl, left, look on during a press conference at a military base in Bogota, on July 8, 2009. Uribe said the government authorizes Sen. Piedad Cordoba to help with the release of all hostages held by rebels of Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).
Colombia's President Alvaro Uribe, center, speaks as acting Defense Minister Gen. Freddy Padilla, right, and peace commissioner Frank Pearl, left, look on during a press conference at a military base in Bogota, on July 8, 2009. Uribe said the government authorizes Sen. Piedad Cordoba to help with the release of all hostages held by rebels of Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). Fernando Vergara ASSOCIATED PRESS
Colombia's President Alvaro Uribe, center, speaks as acting Defense Minister Gen. Freddy Padilla, right, and peace commissioner Frank Pearl, left, look on during a press conference at a military base in Bogota, on July 8, 2009. Uribe said the government authorizes Sen. Piedad Cordoba to help with the release of all hostages held by rebels of Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). Fernando Vergara ASSOCIATED PRESS

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