Festive Left Friday Blogging: Muchas gracias, Presidente!

The video from yesterday’s humanitarian mission in Colombia. About midway through, the rescued hostages get an important phone call from Venezuela, one that puts a big smile on their faces.

And the news doesn’t end there. According to Senator Piedad Cordoba in an interview with VTV’s Jorge Arreaza, one of the still-captive FARC hostages has asked, in writing, for Venezuelan citizenship, partly in recognition of Chavecito’s good offices in the situation, and also in the hopes that it will help get the others freed sooner. Plus, Clara Rojas and her son Emmanuel may end up staying on in Venezuela; the government is looking into securing permanent residency for them.

You can’t get a better recognition for a job well done than that!

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