Remember that $500million hostage deal I was posting about last week?
It turns out one of the hostages wasn’t even a hostage.
DNA analysis indicates a 3-year-old boy living in a Bogota foster home is the child of a woman held captive by leftist rebels for nearly six years, Colombia’s top prosecutor said Friday.
The results suggest President Alvaro Uribe was right — and that the leftist rebels misled Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.
Colombian authorities say a malnourished boy matching Emmanuel’s description was brought to a hospital in San Jose del Guaviare in June 2005 and then wound up in a Bogota foster home, his real identity unknown.
The tests indicated a complete match between mitochondria in the blood of the boy – who has been given the name Juan David Gomez – and Ms Rojas’ mother, Chief Prosecutor Mario Iguaran said, quoted by the Associated Press news agency.
As The Guardian explains,
The release of the boy – the son of a hostage and one of her leftwing captors – had been offered as a key concession to Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez, who was involved in an ill-fated attempt to free captives.
Again, more evidence that the FARC controls Chavez more than the other way around.