Monday, July 14, 2008

T V Jul 14-France honours Betancourt

Jul. 14 - Former hostage, Ingrid Betanourt, has recieved France's highest award, the Legion d'Honneur.

President Nicolas Sarkozy presented Betancourt with the Chevalier of the Legion of Honour in the gardens of the Elysee Palace, pinning the medal to her dress in a ceremony shown live on French television. The 46-year-old French-Colombian politician was rescued along with 14 other hostages earlier this month by the Colombian military after more than six years at the hands of the FARC Marxist rebels.

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