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7 Anos Secuestrado Por las Farc / Hostage of Colombia's Revolutionary Armed Forces

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“Luis Eladio Perez shared the terrible experiences of living in captivity —the humiliations, ill-treatment and total loss of human dignity; the continuous clashes, intolerance and differentiations made by his fellow captives; the constant hunger; the impotence of not having access to the most basic forms of medical care, for example the single daily aspirin that could “treat” a heart-attack or a renal crisis, not to mention having suffered three diabetic comas and two bouts of malaria. He also talked about the long and grueling forty-day walks through the heart of the jungle, his relationship with Ingrid Betancourt and with his fellow captives. He described the subhuman conditions they lived in—which he refers to as “the purest form of barbarism”—, the structure of the camps, their diet and daily routines, the chains used to hold them, the insects, snakes and tigers, the constant fear of insanity, the uncertainty of survival, and sex life in captivity. He gave me a detailed account of the dramatic escape plan hatched with Ingrid Betancourt, which they aborted of mutual accord.” Darío Arizmendi

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In this searing account, Dario Arizmendi recounts the story of Luis Eladio Perez, a man that was held hostage by Colombia's Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC). His story gives testimony to a tragic period in Colombia's history, to the unimaginable reality of living in captivity for seven years. ''Luis Eladio Perez shared the terrible experiences of living in captivity ???the humiliations, ill-treatment and total loss of human dignity; the continuous clashes, intolerance and differentiations made by his fellow captives; the constant hunger; the impotence of not having access to the most basic forms of medical care. He gave me a detailed account of the dramatic escape plan hatched with Ingrid Betancourt, which they aborted of mutual accord. The story poured in these pages is an invitation for all of us to reflect upon the turmoil Colombia has lived in for the past four decades -a turmoil with no apparent solution in the near future''. Dario Arizmendi

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ISBN:
9781603963442
Author:
Perez, Luis Eladio
Publisher:
Aguilar
Author:
Eladio , Luis Eladio
Author:
Arizmendi, Dario
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Latin America - General
Subject:
Violence in Society
Subject:
History
Subject:
Political prisoners
Subject:
Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia
Subject:
Colombia History 20th century.
Subject:
General Biography
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20110231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
Spanish
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , In this searing account, Dario Arizmendi recounts the story of Luis Eladio Perez, a man that was held hostage by Colombia's Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC). His story gives testimony to a tragic period in Colombia's history, to the unimaginable reality of living in captivity for seven years. ''Luis Eladio Perez shared the terrible experiences of living in captivity ???the humiliations, ill-treatment and total loss of human dignity; the continuous clashes, intolerance and differentiations made by his fellow captives; the constant hunger; the impotence of not having access to the most basic forms of medical care. He gave me a detailed account of the dramatic escape plan hatched with Ingrid Betancourt, which they aborted of mutual accord. The story poured in these pages is an invitation for all of us to reflect upon the turmoil Colombia has lived in for the past four decades -a turmoil with no apparent solution in the near future''. Dario Arizmendi
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