By Tim Saunders on
Singer Shakira and nine other Latin music stars have vowed to keep fighting for the release of hostages held by Colombian rebels after 15 captives were freed last week.
The 31-year-old Colombian singing sensation made her pledge in an open letter to the 15 ex-hostages – including French-Colombian politician Ingrid Betancourt – along with performers David Bisbal, Juan Fernando Velasco, Ricardo Montaner, Paulina Rubio, Juan Luis Guerra, Alejandro Sanz and Miguel Bose.
“We will continue until we see all of them free,”said the singer. “Our eyes and lips will not rest until we see and kiss those who remain captives of those without conscience.”
The Colombian military rescued the hostages from the leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) last Wednesday. The guerrilla group still holds at least 700 hostages for ransom, and Shakira says the fight against terrorism in her home country is far from over.
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