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Author Leech, Garry M.

Title Beyond Bogotá : diary of a drug war journalist in Colombia / Garry Leech.

Imprint Boston : Beacon Press, c2009.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    986.1063 LEE    Available
Description xi, 268 p. : map ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Entering La macarena; my detention -- My introduction to Latin America; a Salvadoran nightmare -- The Panama invasion; Colombia's two faces-- generosity and greed; indigenous villages and oil in Ecuador -- Welcome to Farclandia; Commander Simon Trinidad and the rebel perspective; a meeting with Erika, a teenage FARC guerrilla; Geraldo Rivera visits the rebel safe haven -- Investigating plan Colombia; AUC commander Luis Enrique and the paramilitary perspective; a body in a hole -- The displayed in Barranca; Gregorio and the landmine; the cocaine lab; collusion and murder in Puerto Asis -- 9/11 and the was on terror; detained by Carlos Castaño's paramilitaries; the battle for Saravena, Colombia's "little Sarajevo" -- Displaced Afro-Colombian communities of The Chocó: the Bellavista tragedy; the plight of the indigenous Embera -- The Plan Patriota offensive; the new coca pl;ant; the predicament of Colombian journalists; Plan Colombia becomes Plan Petroleum -- Mining multinationals and human rights; the displacement of Tabaco; indigenous massacres in La Guajira and Nariño -- My release; chemical warfare in La Macarena -- Jungle rendezvous with FARC commander Raúl Reyes; the prospects for peace.
Subject Drug control -- Colombia.
Drug control -- United States.
Drug traffic -- Economic aspects -- Colombia.
Colombia -- Foreign relations -- United States.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Colombia.
ISBN 9780807061459

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