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.
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.