The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have set free a second hostage in a week with the release on Thursday of regional deputy Sigifredo López, who was kidnapped by the guerrilla group in 2002.
The news comes days after former governor Alan Jara was released. Last week, the FARC also released three police officers and a soldier.
The latest releases were facilitated by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the Brazilian government and Colombian congresswoman Piedad Córdoba. They are the latest in a series of releases of high-profile hostages over the last year.