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I Was Kidnapped by a Colombian Guerrilla Army: Correspondent Confidential

I Was Kidnapped by a Colombian Guerrilla Army: Correspondent Confidential

by تجربة
Dec 25 2013, 6:30pm

Reporter T. Christian Miller was based in Colombia during the height of the US government's war on drugs. As the US began to pour money into fighting the cocaine trade in Colombia, it inevitably spilled over into fighting the rebel groups that controlled—and "taxed"—the areas where coca plants were grown. When Miller went into the jungle to report on a government helicopter that was shot down during a mission to spray coca plants, he and his assistant were kidnapped by the FARC, a left-wing guerrilla army.

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