Caught in the Storm of War
Caught in the Storm of War is a fascinating insider’s account from Adriana Aristizabal. A Colombian TV war reporter, Adriana survived kidnapping and death threats from the FARC, the world’s oldest guerrilla group, as it battled government forces, during the height of the conflict that raged in Colombia between 1998 and 2004.
The author recalls the innocent victims of the conflict and gives them their proper place in history. She also pays tribute to the brave journalists who were killed in Colombia, a country with one of the highest murder rates for journalists in the world.
More than 84 journalists were killed over more than 20 years during this conflict, highlighting the risk and sacrifice that reporters, journalists, broadcasters and editors faced in Colombia. Adriana is a reporter who survived to honor the fallen and encourage the peace process. Her story provides a sobering account and gives hope to others around the world who now experience their own storm of war.
Today Colombia’s peace process commands the attention and interest of the global community and is an amazing story of hope and progress. But peace comes at a price. It is important to honor and remember the victims of war, the families who lost loved ones, the war reporters who lost their lives, and to educate the world about a painful conflict in a terrifying era.