Ingrid Betancourt hopes ‘Colombians back peace deal’

Ingrid Betancourt

Ingrid Betancourt

A peace deal was struck in August between Colombia’s government and the FARC, a Marxist guerrilla group that has waged an insurgency for five decades.

But the accord still has various sticking points, notably disarmament.

Furthermore, allowing repentant FARC rebels avoid jail could be a bitter pill for Colombians to swallow.

Our guest, Ingrid Betancourt, was campaigning to become the president of Colombia when she was kidnapped by rebels in 2002.