Colombian Oil Workers Released by ELN

first_img “Today we are pleased to announce their release and to facilitate the reunion with their families,” the statement added, quoting Daniel Littlejohn-Carrillo, head of the ICRC office in Saravena. One of those released is environmental engineer Gina Uribe, who works for the Canadian subsidiary of the Lavalin Group, Itansuca (SNC), which was contracted to do work for the Bicentennial Oil Pipeline being constructed in the east. The ELN, inspired by Ché Guevara, has about 2,500 fighters according to government estimates. Suspected members of the Eastern war front, the ELN, which is the second largest guerrilla group in Colombia, handed the women over to the humanitarian mission. Maria Rivera, from AFP news agency, said that “the two women were found in good health and should be arriving this afternoon [August 15] (to the town of) Saravena (Arauca),” where were forcibly taken from their homes by armed men on July 24, . The other woman is journalist Elida Parra, who serves as managing consultant with the local community outreach and also works with the Bicentennial Oil Pipeline. center_img The ELN had admitted to kidnapping the two women on July 29, in a statement sent to their families. Subsequently, on August 2, Uribe and Parra asked their employer, Oleoduto Bicentennial, to mediate their release in a video sent to several Colombian television newscasts. By Dialogo August 15, 2012 Two female employees of oil companies working in eastern Colombia and kidnapped on July 24 by guerrillas from the National Liberation Army (ELN), were freed and turned in to delegates of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Catholic Church, on August 13, said a spokeswoman. A statement issued by the ICRC shortly after the announcement of their release, said: “From the day they fell into the hands of the ELN, we were awaiting the fate of Elida and Gina and kept contact with their families.” last_img read more

Ozil faces uncertain future  at Arsenal

first_img Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?A Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Best Cars Of All TimeThe 18 Most Visited Cities In The WorldThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalA Rihanna Museum Is Probably Opening Soon Ozil made 23 competitive appearances for the Gunners in all competitions in the 2019/20 season and scored one goal. Arteta has appeared to draw a line under the saga. Ozil, who has a year left on his Arsenal contract, does not look to be part of the Spaniard’s plans. read also:Arsenal, Atletico Madrid talks deadlock on Partey deal Will Arteta’s strong management be enough to convince the German it is time to leave the Emirates Stadium? Are there even any clubs interested in signing him and paying his mammoth wages after the financial strain of the coronavirus pandemic? Will Arsenal even pay some of his wages to finally get the World Cup winner away from the club? These are the questions the Gunners will finally hope to have answers to as they look to solve their Ozil conundrum. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Mesut Ozil is facing an uncertain future after being frozen out at Arsenal. Ozil did not play for Arsenal after the season restarted last month and he was missing again from Arsenal’s squad for Sunday’s 3-2 win against Watford. Head coach Mikel Areta has been reluctant to talk about Ozil in public. Arteta said Ozil missed the first game back against Manchester City for tactical reasons and he is said to have not featured in subsequent squads because of a back injury. Ozil is the highest earner at Arsenal on £350,000 a week and he has only one year left on his contract. It is no secret Arsenal would like to get Ozil’s mammoth wages off their wage book and the German has been linked with moves to Turkey and the USA in recent weeks, although he has reportedly turned down an offer from Fenerbahce.Advertisementcenter_img Loading… last_img read more