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Ingrid Betancourt

Global Human Rights Advocate; Nominee, 2008 Nobel Peace Prize

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 Ingrid Betancourt Biography

Ingrid Betancourt was the longest female hostage held in captivity and also the most recalled one. A global symbol of freedom and human resistance in the face of the toughest of adversities, her fight for democracy, freedom and peace has been a shining example of dignity and bravery for the entire world.

Guerrillas belonging to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) kidnapped Ms. Betancourt as she campaigned for the Colombian presidency on February 23, 2002. She was held captive for six years in Colombia's vast rain forest, a jungle so dense that the ground is completely invisible from the air. On July 2, 2008, she was liberated with 14 other hostages in a daring rescue staged by the Colombian army.

Ms. Betancourt has since continued to dedicate her life to democracy, freedom and peace, as well as campaigning for the release of more than 700 hostages still being held captive by the FARC by keeping their plight in the limelight. "I will not feel totally free, not happy, as long as one of my companions remains jailed in the jungle," she has said.

Ms. Betancourt has also urged neighboring countries to help Colombia work on political transformations by democratic means. She has said often since her release that she does not seek revenge against her captors and favors dialogue and reconciliation to end Colombia's decades-old guerrilla war.

Ms. Betancourt has been a critic of the FARC during her campaign in the Colombian presidential election. Her campaign was built on her promise to curb drug trafficking, corruption and the FARC's methods of kidnapping innocent people. She even met with FARC leaders, imploring them to end this inhumane practice, but in the end, she became a victim of their rebel tactics.

Upon her return from captivity, Ms. Betancourt engaged in a whirlwind of public addresses and international meetings with presidents and heads-of-state, including King Juan Carlos and President Rodriguez Zapatero of Spain, King Albert II of Belgium, President Sarkozy of France, President Felipe Calderon of Mexico, President Michelle Bachelet of Chile, President Evo Morales of Bolivia, President Alan Garcia of Peru, President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela, President Lula of Brazil, President Rafael Correa of the Republic of Ecuador and President Cristina Kirchner of Argentina, as well as Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Pope Benedict XVI.

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  • Freedom, Peace and the Power to Change

    Ingrid Betancourt draws on her extraordinary path to deliver an inspiring and passionate message, speaking in depth about others around the world incarcerated against their will and the task of raising awareness of human rights violations globally. Ms. Betancourt’s key message centers on the power of discourse; “With each word we can reclaim other relationships, other commitments, other solutions... We can offer more dialogue and less imposition by force.”

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Ingrid Betancourt

Global Human Rights Advocate; Nominee, 2008 Nobel Peace Prize

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Ingrid Betancourt Biography

Ingrid Betancourt was the longest female hostage held in captivity and also the most recalled one. A global symbol of freedom and human resistance in the face of the toughest of adversities, her fight for democracy, freedom and peace has been a shining example of dignity and bravery for the entire world.

Guerrillas belonging to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) kidnapped Ms. Betancourt as she campaigned for the Colombian presidency on February 23, 2002. She was held captive for six years in Colombia's vast rain forest, a jungle so dense that the ground is completely invisible from the air. On July 2, 2008, she was liberated with 14 other hostages in a daring rescue staged by the Colombian army.

Ms. Betancourt has since continued to dedicate her life to democracy, freedom and peace, as well as campaigning for the release of more than 700 hostages still being held captive by the FARC by keeping their plight in the limelight. "I will not feel totally free, not happy, as long as one of my companions remains jailed in the jungle," she has said.

Ms. Betancourt has also urged neighboring countries to help Colombia work on political transformations by democratic means. She has said often since her release that she does not seek revenge against her captors and favors dialogue and reconciliation to end Colombia's decades-old guerrilla war.

Ms. Betancourt has been a critic of the FARC during her campaign in the Colombian presidential election. Her campaign was built on her promise to curb drug trafficking, corruption and the FARC's methods of kidnapping innocent people. She even met with FARC leaders, imploring them to end this inhumane practice, but in the end, she became a victim of their rebel tactics.

Upon her return from captivity, Ms. Betancourt engaged in a whirlwind of public addresses and international meetings with presidents and heads-of-state, including King Juan Carlos and President Rodriguez Zapatero of Spain, King Albert II of Belgium, President Sarkozy of France, President Felipe Calderon of Mexico, President Michelle Bachelet of Chile, President Evo Morales of Bolivia, President Alan Garcia of Peru, President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela, President Lula of Brazil, President Rafael Correa of the Republic of Ecuador and President Cristina Kirchner of Argentina, as well as Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Pope Benedict XVI.

Ingrid Betancourt Videos

  • What six years in captivity taught me about fear and faith (English ...
  • CNN Official Interview: Ingrid Betancourt talks being Colombian ...

Ingrid Betancourt Speaking Topics

  • Freedom, Peace and the Power to Change

    Ingrid Betancourt draws on her extraordinary path to deliver an inspiring and passionate message, speaking in depth about others around the world incarcerated against their will and the task of raising awareness of human rights violations globally. Ms. Betancourt’s key message centers on the power of discourse; “With each word we can reclaim other relationships, other commitments, other solutions... We can offer more dialogue and less imposition by force.”

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  • How to book Ingrid Betancourt?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Ingrid Betancourt for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Ingrid Betancourt, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Ingrid Betancourt or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Ingrid Betancourt?

    Booking fees for Ingrid Betancourt, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Ingrid Betancourt, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Ingrid Betancourt?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ingrid Betancourt for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ingrid Betancourt for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Ingrid Betancourt or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ingrid Betancourt or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Ingrid Betancourt is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Freedom, Peace and the Power to Change. The estimated speaking fee range to book Ingrid Betancourt for your event is available upon request. Ingrid Betancourt generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Dr. Scilla Elworthy, Kristie Kennedy, Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Tsai Ing-wen and Karima Bennoune. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Ingrid Betancourt for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Ingrid Betancourt Speaker Videos

  • What six years in captivity taught me about fear and faith (English ...
    CNN Official Interview: Ingrid Betancourt talks being Colombian ...

Ingrid Betancourt Speaking Topics

  • Freedom, Peace and the Power to Change

    Ingrid Betancourt draws on her extraordinary path to deliver an inspiring and passionate message, speaking in depth about others around the world incarcerated against their will and the task of raising awareness of human rights violations globally. Ms. Betancourt’s key message centers on the power of discourse; “With each word we can reclaim other relationships, other commitments, other solutions... We can offer more dialogue and less imposition by force.”

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