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Green women make history as leaders around the world

Green women make history as leaders around the world

The past months have been momentous for women By Mike Feinstein, advisor to the International Committee of the Green Party of the United States July 2nd: Ingrid libreófinally After 2,321 days in captivity in the jungles of Colombia, Ingrid Betancourt gained her freedom in a dramatic release covered on international television. Betancourt was kidnapped on February 23rd, 2002 while campaigning for president in a region of southern Colombia controlled by the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia). Over the ensuing…

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Ingrid Betancourt Dedication

Ingrid Betancourt Dedication

One of the more spellbinding moments of the Global Greens Congress was the Friday morning special plenary session dedicated to former Colombian Green Presidential Candidate Ingrid Betancourt, who has been held captive since February 23rd, 2001 when she was kidnapped in the Colom bian jungle by the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia). Betancourt was a plenary speaker at the First Global Greens Congress in 2001 and a tape of her speech was replayed to this yearís Congress attendees. Then…

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