Íngrid Betancourt

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Íngrid Betancourt Pulecio (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈiŋɡɾið βetaŋˈkuɾ]; born 25 December 1961) is a Colombian politician, former senator and anti-corruption activist, especially opposing political corruption. Betancourt was kidnapped by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) on 23 February 2002 while campaigning for the Colombian presidency as a Green candidate, and was rescued by Colombian security forces six and a half years later on 2 July 2008. The rescue operation, dubbed Operation Jaque, rescued Betancourt along with 14 other hostages (three United States citizens, and 11 Colombian policemen and soldiers). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Íngrid Betancourt has received more than 437,597 page views. Her biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Íngrid Betancourt is the 7,741st most popular politician (down from 7,424th in 2019), the 29th most popular biography from Colombia (down from 27th in 2019) and the 14th most popular Colombian Politician.

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Among politicians, Íngrid Betancourt ranks 7,741 out of 15,710Before her are Rim-Sin I, Antiochus XII Dionysus, Duchess Magdalene Sibylle of Prussia, Gustav, Duke of Zweibrücken, Aureolus of Aragon, and Ordulf, Duke of Saxony. After her are Catherine I, Latin Empress, Basil of Trebizond, Alexander Yakovlev, Publius Cornelius Scipio Nasica Serapio, Euthydemus I, and Iolu Abil.

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Among people born in 1961, Íngrid Betancourt ranks 63Before her are Heather Locklear, Guido Buchwald, Isiah Thomas, Alexandre Desplat, Macky Sall, and Tite. After her are The Edge, Elizabeth McGovern, Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Danny Blind, Amr Diab, and Kalpana Chawla.

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In Colombia

Among people born in Colombia, Íngrid Betancourt ranks 29 out of 271Before her are Jorge Eliécer Gaitán (1903), Samael Aun Weor (1917), Manuel Marulanda (1930), Álvaro Mutis (1923), John Leguizamo (1964), and Alfonso López Michelsen (1913). After her are Gustavo Rojas Pinilla (1900), Darío Castrillón Hoyos (1929), James Rodríguez (1991), Luis Garavito (1957), Radamel Falcao (1986), and Camilo Torres Restrepo (1929).

Among POLITICIANS In Colombia

Among politicians born in Colombia, Íngrid Betancourt ranks 14Before her are Rodrigo Lara (1946), Julio César Turbay Ayala (1916), Ernesto Samper (1950), Jorge Eliécer Gaitán (1903), Manuel Marulanda (1930), and Alfonso López Michelsen (1913). After her are Gustavo Rojas Pinilla (1900), Andrés Pastrana Arango (1954), Antonio Nariño (1765), Laureano Gómez (1889), Alberto Lleras Camargo (1906), and Misael Pastrana Borrero (1923).