In Colombia, vigilantes battling farc became notorious for brutal civilian massacres.
According to the farc statement, he was probably taken three days later.
The farc has a long way to go to win the confidence of the Colombian people.
Still, Santos would have you believe that peace with the farc is possible.
Less than six hours later, the farc potentially came good on the challenge.
Under Alfonso Cano, who took command in 2008, the farc regrouped, pulling off assaults and bombings in the country and the city.
For access and protection, narco traffickers pay the farc and other paramilitary groups undisclosed sums, according to Montoya.
A French-Colombian political leader recounts her six unbelievably harrowing years in the jungle as a prisoner of the farc.
She is convinced that the farc rebel movement never had any intention of letting her go.
Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzon blasted the farc, which had pledged to stop kidnapping for financial gain in February 2012.