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Today Grand Duke Henri received in audience Ingrid Betancourt, the anti-corruption activist and former presidential candidate from Colombia. Betancourt endured a grueling six-year captivity after being kidnapped by a rebel group in 2002, while she was running for president; she was one of 15 hostages eventually rescued in 2008.
Since that time, Betancourt has retired from politics and now focuses on writing and supporting causes that fight international corruption.
Later this evening, Betancourt will speak at the Private Wealth Seminar, which Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume is also expected to attend.