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| 2008/10/23 00:00

Radio host recognized for service to hostages

Oct 23 -- On the day she was rescued after six years of jungle captivity in rebel hands, Ingrid Betancourt broke with protocol on the airport tarmac when she was supposed to be taking questions from reporters.

Radio host recognized for service to hostages

She asked for one journalist by name whose voice was familiar but whom she had never met.

'My brother, forever. Come here for my `freedom hug,' '' Betancourt said.

As millions watched on live TV, Herbin Hoyos slid through the security cordon, past the defense minister, military chief, Betancourt's mother and other dignitaries. The two embraced.

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