Diego Fernández de Cevallos, a top operative and former senator for the National Action Party (PAN) in Mexico, is free after over six months in captivity.

Fernández de Cevallos was taken as he drove to his farm house in Querétaro under mysterious circumstances on May 14. Speculation about who the kidnappers were ranged from the Sinaloa Cartel to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

Many also thought the politician was dead. But in July and September the kidnappers posted public messages showing the politician alive.

The family shunned government efforts to help them negotiate, and the details of how the power broker of the PAN was freed were not revealed, El Universal reported.

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