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Author Sánchez-Moreno, Maria McFarland, author.

Title There are no dead here : a story of murder and denial in Colombia / Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Nation Books, February 2018.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Non-Fiction - NSLY-11  986.1063 SAN    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Description viii, 327 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-305) and index.
Contents Prologue : land of smoke and mirrors -- Part I. Death : Medellín, Colombia, 1996-1998: The prophet ; Early warnings ; Deaths foretold ; For those who speak the truth -- Part II. The Hunt : Medellín, Colombia, 1998-1999: The investigators ; In plain sight ; "Things that can't be investigated" ; The enemy within -- Part III. Hope : Bogotá, Colombia, 2000-2008: Heroes ; The commanders' "friends" ; Close to the bone ; "I'm calling you from prison" ; Frame job ; Betrayal -- Part IV. Truth : Bogotá, 2008-2010: Confessions ; Inside the presidential palace ; Spies ; The end of an era ; The question stuck in their throats -- Afterword : peace?
Summary "There Are No Dead Here is the harrowing story of three ordinary Colombians who risked everything to reveal the collusion between the new mafia and much of the country's military and political establishment: Jesus Maria Valle, a human rights activist who was murdered for exposing a dark secret; Ivan Velasquez, a quiet prosecutor who took up Valle's cause and became an unlikely hero; and Ricardo Calderon, a dogged journalist who is still being targeted for his revelations. Their groundbreaking investigations landed a third of the country's Congress in prison and fed new demands for justice and peace that Colombia's leaders could not ignore"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Paramilitary forces -- Colombia -- History.
Drug traffic -- Colombia -- History.
Narco-terrorism -- Colombia -- History.
Civil-military relations -- Colombia -- History.
Colombia -- History -- 1974-
Colombia -- Politics and government -- 1974-
ISBN 9781568585796 (hardcover)
1568585799 (hardcover)
9781568585802 (electronic book)
1568585802 (electronic book)

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