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| 3/29/2010 12:00:00 AM

Colombia's Uribe 'not against' hostage-rebel swap

March 29--Colombian President Alvaro Uribe says he is not opposed to an exchange of jailed Farc rebels for hostages.

But he said any swap was conditional on freed rebels not returning to Farc ranks and their "criminal activities".

Mr Uribe was speaking after rebels freed Private Josue Daniel Calvo, who was kidnapped nearly a year ago.

Negotiators hope another soldier, Sergeant Pablo Emilio Moncayo, will be freed on Tuesday, after more than 12 years in captivity.

Pte Calvo, 22 was handed over by Farc guerrillas to a team of delegates from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and mediator Senator Piedad Cordoba at a secret jungle location.
 
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