Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno - There Are No Dead Here: A Story of Murder and Denial in Colombia — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

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The brutal conflict between the Colombian government and the left-wing guerilla FARC movement has been raging for decades, killing hundreds of thousands of civilians and terrorizing the entire nation. While the violence is usually attributed to FARC, as Sánchez-Moreno shows, the government, involved in the drug trade, has used its army and paramilitary forces to perpetrate its own atrocities. Sánchez-Moreno, who investigated Colombia for Human Rights Watch between 2004 and 2010, frames this disturbing account through the stories of three men who were determined to expose the truth. Her vivid narrative follows Jesús María Valle, a human rights activist who was murdered for his work; Iván Velásquez, a prosecutor who took up Valle’s mission; and Ricardo Calderón, a journalist who is still being targeted for his revelations. So far, these groundbreaking investigations have put a third of the country’s Congress in prison.

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ISBN: 9781568585796
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Published: Nation Books - February 27th, 2018

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