PODCAST: A Conversation with Ingrid Betancourt

PODCAST: A Conversation with Ingrid Betancourt

Special Feature: Former Colombian senator and activist Ingrid Betancourt was abducted by the FARC while campaigning as a candidate in the Colombian presidential elections and held captive in the Colombian jungle for six and a half years before being freed in a dramatic 2008 rescue. On October 28, 2010, Betancourt discussed her story as told in her memoir, Even Silence Has an End, as part of I.M.O.W.'s Extraordinary Voices, Extraordinary Change Speaker Series. She appeared in conversation with Jeanne Carstensen, managing editor of The Bay Citizen.

(A video of the event is available here.)

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Comments (3)


Gloria Marie
United States

You MUST hear this. It can be life enhancing for you. I recommend that you do not sit in front of your computer while listening but that you turn up the volume a bit and sit in a comfortable chair.

Shabina Hussain
United States

Great survival story.

pauline
United Kingdom

Amazing story. It very difficult to understand how people can survive such ordeals. Indeed and extraordinary voice and an extraordinary woman.