Colombia Demands Immediate Release of Soccer Star Luis Díaz's Kidnapped Father

    Colombia Demands Immediate Release of Soccer Star Luis Díaz's Kidnapped Father
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    The Facts

    • The Colombian government has urged the ELN guerrilla group to release the kidnapped father of Liverpool winger Luis Díaz, with its chief negotiator in broader peace talks, Otty Patiño, stating on Tuesday that there are no more excuses for his continued abduction.

    • This comes as the military has repositioned troops that were on the ground close to the border with Venezuela to search for Luis Manuel Díaz in the town of Barrancas, leaving that area free of any offensive operation and fulfilling the demanded security guarantees for the potential handover of the hostage.


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