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The Man Who Rescued Nats' Ramos

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The grainy video begins with footage of a slow-moving river, the camera operator panning the lens clockwise across the water, sweeping past the dense Venezuelan jungle that chokes either river bank. Sounds of chirping birds can be heard in the background, while sunlight dances on the brown ripples. There is a small motorboat moored in the soft mud near a clearing, and a stray white dog cautiously approaches the water's edge.

It is an idyllic scene, some 450 miles south of Caracas, with no apparent signs of the fierce firefight that had taken place an hour earlier in this remote section of the country.

Suddenly, the video trains on two armed men, clad in dark clothes, on the move, splashing through shallow water, maneuvering single file up a small incline and...

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