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Death Beat: A Colombian Journalist's Life Inside the Cocaine Wars
Death Beat recounts the dramatic life story of one of Colombia's most courageous investigative reporters, a fearless woman who has withstood bombs and death threats to cover her beat - the cartels, their authority, their activities, their associations. It is a vivid, harrowing, and necessary chronicle of unflinching courage, in which the defense of freedom of the press has ...more
Hardcover, 282 pages
Published March 1st 1994 by HarperCollins Publishers
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This book tells the incredible story of Colombia's journalists in the 1980s and 1990s. Working under constant threat of death, these courageous journalists exposed the links between the Colombia government, right wing paramilitaries, and drug traffickers. I found this account inspiring and engaging. However, I think that it's structure, which is more thematic than chronological, would be tough for someone unfamiliar with recent Colombian history to follow, so I'd recommend it more to readers wit ...more