On The Media

The Unreported Story, Part 2: Bias or Blind Spot

Friday, April 10, 2015

Chris Allbritton is one of the journalists who did cover the Colombian report. Bob speaks with Chris about the difficulty of covering this particular story.


On The Media

The Unreported Story, Part 1: The Burden of Proof

Friday, April 10, 2015

Inspired by a listener query, Bob investigates an explosive set of claims from Colombia and tries to figure out why the American press has remained mostly silent.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Ingrid Betancourt on Her Captivity in Colombia

Monday, September 27, 2010

Ingrid Betancourt talks about being held hostage by a terrorist guerrilla organization, the FARC, for more than six and a half years in the Colombian jungle. Born in Bogotá, raised in France, she returned to Colombia to become a political leader, and was abducted while she was campaigning as a candidate for president. She tells her story in Even Silence Has an End: My Six Years of Captivity in the Colombian Jungle.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Hostage Nation

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Victoria Bruce and Karin Hayes examine the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC): the drug-funded revolutionary army. In Hostage Nation: Colombia's Guerrilla Army and the Failed War on Drugs, they explore the political and socioeconomic conditions that enabled the FARC to gain unprecedented strength, influence, and impunity.

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The Takeaway

Colombia Hosts World Cowgirl Championships

Friday, April 02, 2010

Villavicencio is a rural town in Colombia and a place associated with left-wing guerilla movement FARC, but it is also the home of the annual Cowgirl World Championships.

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