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Reviewing Colombia's Kidnap Zones


December 5, 2007

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Umberto Guatibonza, chief of Colombia's elite GAULA anti-kidnapping unit, points out areas where kidnap victims sometimes are taken and held hostage, Dec. 5, 2007. STATE DEPARTMENT PHOTO.
Dec. 5, 2007
Bogota, Colombia

Commander Umberto Guatibonza, chief of the Colombian National Police GAULA units, points out areas where kidnap victims sometimes are taken and held hostage, Dec. 5, 2007.  The Bureau of Diplomatic Security's Antiterrorism Assistance program trains Colombia's elite GAULA anti-kidnapping units in hostage rescue techniques.  Kidnapping in Colombia has decreased 78 percent since 2004.
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