Colombian guerrillas released videos on Aug. 17 of a soldier and a police officer they are holding hostage, raising hopes that they and 22 other kidnap victims held in secret jungle camps might be freed. But President Alvaro Uribe and the country's largest Marxist rebel force, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, remain far apart on terms for a release of the high-profile hostages. The families of soldier Salin Sanmiguel, captured in 2008, and police officer Guillermo Solorzano, snatched in 2007, welcomed the videos as proof their loved ones are still alive. (Reuters)

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