July 3 | Reuniting with her daughter, Melanie, and her son, Lorenzo, after being held as a hostage for six years; Bogota, Colombia
"What I’m feeling now is something very close to paradise," she told reporters. "It was because of [my children] that I kept up my will to get out of that jungle. The last time I saw Lorenzo, I could carry him around. I’ve told them they’re going to have to put up with me now, because I’m going to be stuck to them like chewing gum."