Beyond Bogota

Paperback $21.00

Feb 01, 2010 | 280 Pages

  • Paperback $21.00

    Feb 01, 2010 | 280 Pages

Praise

Eye-opening . . . excellent reportage—highly recommended for would-be journalists as well as those interested in geopolitics.—Kirkus Reviews

“In this remarkable saga, Garry Leech conveys brilliantly and with vivid insight the magical qualities of this rich and tortured land, and the struggles and torment of its people.”—Noam Chomsky

“That havoc within Colombia is portrayed with angry passion by the determined Garry Leech, that now rare beast in the jungle of journalism prepared to put his own life at the service of the truth. . . . A remarkable and captivating personal account of the drug war that unfolds mostly in Colombia.—Gavin O’Toole, Latin American Review of Books

Table Of Contents

A note from the author
 
The First Hour: 10:00 a.m., August 16, 2006
Entering La Macarena; my detention
 
The Second Hour: 11:00 a.m., August 16, 2006
My introduction to Latin America; a Salvadoran
Nightmare
 
The Third Hour: 12:00 p.m., August 16, 2006
The Panama invasion; Colombia’s two faces—
generosity and greed; indigenous villages and
oil in Ecuador
 
The Fourth Hour: 1:00 p.m., August 16, 2006
Welcome to Farclandia; Commander Simón Trinidad
and the rebel perspective; a meeting with Erika, a
teenage FARC guerrilla; Geraldo Rivera visits the
rebel safe haven
 
The Fifth Hour: 2:00 p.m., August 16, 2006
Investigating Plan Colombia; AUC commander
Luis Enrique and the paramilitary perspective;
a body in a hole
 
The Sixth Hour: 3:00 p.m., August 16, 2006
The displaced in Barranca; Gregorio and the
landmine; the cocaine lab; collusion and murder
in Puerto Asís
 
The Seventh Hour: 4:00 p.m., August 16, 2006
9/11 and the war on terror; detained by Carlos
Castaño’s paramilitaries; the battle for Saravena,
Colombia’s “Little Sarajevo”
 
The Eighth Hour: 5:00 p.m., August 16, 2006
Displaced Afro-Colombian communities of
the Chocó; the Bellavista tragedy; the plight
of the indigenous Embera
 
The Ninth Hour: 6:00 p.m., August 16, 2006
The Plan Patriota offensive; the new coca plant;
the predicament of Colombian journalists; Plan
Colombia becomes Plan Petroleum
 
The Tenth Hour: 7:00 p.m., August 16, 2006
Mining multinationals and human rights; the
displacement of Tabaco; indigenous massacres
in La Guajira and Nariño
 
The Eleventh Hour: 8:00 p.m., August 16, 2006
My release; chemical warfare in La Macarena
 
Epilogue: June 2007
Jungle rendezvous with FARC commander Raúl
Reyes; the prospects for peace
 
Timeline (1948–2007)
Acknowledgments
Index

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