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Ingrid Betancourt: I still have nightmares

September 21--After six years in captivity, Ingrid Betancourt returned to a hero's welcome. Then the rumours began: that she had pulled rank, demanded special privileges and put other prisoners' lives at risk. She reveals what really happened in the jungle

Ingrid Betancourt: I still have nightmares

Ingrid Betancourt is small, slight, well-coutured. Formerly a Colombian presidential candidate, she spent six years in captivity, held in the jungle by the Farc, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. When we meet in New York, two years after her rescue, the only outward sign of her ordeal is the rough crucifix she wears around her wrist – she fashioned it out of rope in the jungle – and, if you stare impertinently, some small marks around her neck where a chain once lay. For the last 18 months she has been working on a book, which has meant going back daily to her experiences as a hostage. "It was torture," says the 48-year-old. "It was very difficult to write."
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