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Gustavo Moncayo

Gustavo Guillermo Moncayo Rincon, popularly known as "'El Profesor Concayo", is a Colombian teacher who decided to undertake a walk of 1,186 km from his hometown Sandona, in the department of Narino in the south of Colombia to the capital city Bogota, seeking to promote an agreement for the release of his son Pablo Emilio who has been a prisoner of the guerrilla group FARC since 1997. His walk has been compared to the one done by the fictional character "Forrest Gump" in the Forrest Gump film.

The arrival of Gustavo Moncayo at the Plaza de Bolivar led to a public exchange of views between him and President Uribe, who placed the blame and responsibility for the long captivity of the prisoners on the FARC guerrilla group.

After the speeches Moncayo expressed:

Related websites

El Pais: Entregan pruebas de supervivencia de militares secuestrados

NPR News: Father's Journey to Find Captive Son Gains Support

El Diario del Sur: La del profesor Moncayo, Una locura de travesia

El Espectador: Alcaldia de Bogota avala decision del profesor Moncayo

Caracol Radio: Padre del soldado Moncayo reinicia su peregrinacion pese al agotamiento fisico

CM&: 46 dias de travesia

BBC: Caminante por la paz llega a Bogota

After a Long Trek Across Colombia, Hostage Advocate Not Ready to Rest





Blog entry of Moncayo's daughter Yury Tatiana Moncayo in the Colombian newspaper El Colombiano

Colombian man ends protest trek

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