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Former Marine from Florida being released from Mexican prison



Jon Hammar, the former Marine from South Florida who has been held in a Mexican prison, is coming home.

His case got widespread media attention in recent weeks and attracted the interest of Florida politicians, including Sens. Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio and Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Mario Diaz-Balart.

"This is our Christmas miracle," Hammar's mother told the Miami Herald. More here.

[Last modified: Friday, December 21, 2012 8:45pm]


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