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| 2008/12/05 00:00

Peru supports Betancourt's nomination for Nobel Peace Prize

Dec 5 --President Alan Garcia said Thursday he supports making Ingrid Betancourt, a former Colombian rebel hostage, a candidate for the Noble Peace Prize.

Peru supports Betancourt's nomination for Nobel Peace Prize

"We know (Betancourt) is for many people a symbol of hope and freedom. That is why I join the idea and proposal of Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, " Garcia said during Betancourt's visit to Peru.

Bachelet proposed on Wednesday that Betancourt become a candidate of the peace laureate.

Garcia received Betancourt at the Government Palace and said that all Latin American countries should join in demanding the release of the hostages held by the Colombian guerillas.

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