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Death Beat: A Colombian Journalist's Life Inside the Cocaine Wars
An account of a reporter's life in Colombia And where the drug lords who rule the country have declared a total and absolute war on the media and are winning. The former members of the author's investigative unit are now dead or living in exile.
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