The Colombian Politician With An Incredible Back Story

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In this article you will learn about a Columbian woman who was held hostage for years by rebels in her country and about how that experience has motivated her to run for Congress.

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You can follow this link to a BBC News story about the many rebel groups operating in Columbia.  (This annotation contains a link)
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The fact that Rojas is trying to win a seat in Columbia's Congress reveals that she 
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What message is Rojas trying to send to former victims?  Why might it be hard to move past the initial trauma of victimization? 
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This statistic indicates that entering politics is a very dangerous business. What factors might motivate someone to take such a big risk?   
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