Ingrid Betancourt, (born December 25, 1961, Bogota, Colombia), Colombian politician whose long captivity as the hostage of Marxist guerrillas and eventual rescue in 2008 made headlines throughout the world. She served as a senator from 1998 to 2002, and, while running for president in the latter year, she was kidnapped.Betancourt, who holds dual French and Colombian citizenship, spent her formative years in Paris, where her father served for a time as Colombia's ambassador to UNESCO. She studied at the Institute for Political Studies (Institut d'Etudes Politiques) and in 1983 married..
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, (born March 6, 1927, Aracataca, Colombia--died April 17, 2014, Mexico City, Mexico), Colombian novelist and one of the greatest writers of the 20th century, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982, mostly for his masterpiece Cien anos de soledad (1967; One Hundred Years of Solitude). He was the fourth Latin American to be so honoured, having been preceded by Chilean poets Gabriela Mistral in 1945 and Pablo Neruda in 1971 and by Guatemalan novelist Miguel Angel Asturias in 1967. With Jorge Luis Borges, Garcia Marquez is the best-known Latin American writer..