Spanish Aid Worker Freed, Two Others Still in Captivity

A Spanish aid worker abducted by a group of Islamic militants in Mauritania in November 2009 was freed on Wednesday, CNN reports. Maria Teresa Fernandez de la Vega, the deputy prime minister of Spain, confirmed that Alicia Gamez has been freed but two other Spanish aid workers are still in captivity. De la Vega said there was no payment of ransom for Gamez’s freedom, who is a member of Barcelona Solidarity Action.

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    Ivy Mungcal

    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.