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Mark Wedeven held at gunpoint in the jungle. He became a hostage of the paramilitary United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC) when he was trying to cross the Darien gap to Colombia.

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Young American backpacker Mark Wedeven wanted the ultimate adventure: crossing from Panama to Colombia through miles of dense jungle. What he didn't expect was to be taken hostage by guerrilla soldiers.

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