ECUADOR-COLOMBIA-KIDNAPPING-JOURNALISTS [LOS QUEREMOS VIVOS]

Parientes y amigos reclaman la liberación de los periodistas secuestrados. AFP PHOTO / RODRIGO BUENDIA

Relatives and friends of journalist Javier Ortega, photographer Paul Rivas and their driver Efrain Segarra, who were abducted by dissident Colombian rebels on the troubled border with Colombia last March 26, take part in a march after attending a mass at the Basilica of Quito on April 5, 2018.

The journalists were on assignment in the border area where Ecuadoran security forces have come under a series of deadly attacks blamed on rogue FARC elements involved in drug trafficking. A footage aired on Colombia’s RCN television Tuesday marked the first proof that the team from the influential Ecuadoran newspaper El Comercio is alive. / AFP PHOTO / RODRIGO BUENDIA