Chavez says 2 hostages freed by Colombian rebels

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez announced that two hostages were freed by Colombian rebels Thursday, saying he spoke with the Colombian women by phone and they are being flown out of the jungle aboard Venezuelan helicopters. Chavez said in Caracas that Clara Rojas - an aide to former Colombian presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt - and former congresswoman Consuelo Gonzalez, would arrive in Venezuela within about three hours. The International Committee of the Red Cross confirmed the two women were turned over by rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC.