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September 02, 1985

Leftist guerrillas holding Ecuador's leading banker for a $5-million ransom released two hostages, an infant and a 6-year-old girl, as police kept the rebels trapped for a second day in a house in the slums of Guayaquil. Authorities said the guerrillas, thought to number six, are members of Ecuador's Alfaro Vive organization and Colombia's M-19 movement. They have held Nahim Isaias, 54, who owns Filanbanco in Ecuador and has interests in several Miami banks, since his abduction Aug. 7. The guerrillas allowed the Red Cross to remove the body of one of the rebels, killed earlier by police gunfire.

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