Spanish journalist feared kidnapped by Colombia rebels

Spanish journalist Salud Hernandez, columnist for the Colombian newspaper El Tiempo and correspondent for the Spanish newspaper El Mundo, who went missing in El Tarra, Colombia on May 21, 2016Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said Monday his security forces had launched a sweeping operation to find a Spanish-Colombian journalist feared kidnapped by a leftist guerrilla group. The journalist, Salud Hernandez-Mora of Spanish newspaper El Mundo, went missing in northeast Colombia over the weekend. The Spanish foreign ministry and her newspaper said Monday she appeared to have been kidnapped by the National Liberation Army (ELN), the second-largest guerrilla group fighting in Colombia’s half-century conflict.

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