COLOMBIA: Red-eye Green Discus from Rio Apaporis

By Heiko Bleher

The FARC-EP is responsible for most of the ransom kidnappings in Colombia. The group’s kidnapping targets are usually those that it considers wealthy landowners and businessmen, the police and military, as well as foreign tourists and entrepreneurs. Colombian and international NGOs have documented that in recent years the FARC-EP has also resorted to kidnapping people from lower income sectors (so we could have been a target).

And an American primatologist had almost been kidnapped recently in the Apaporis region they had killed several soldiers… and I wanted to go to this place…

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