Captive

Captive

2,147 Days of Terror in the Colombian Jungle

eBook - 2010
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On a fateful day in February 2002, campaign manager Clara Rojas accompanied longtime friend and presidential hopeful Ingrid Betancourt into an area controlled by the powerful leftist guerrilla group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). Armed with machine guns and grenades, the FARC took them hostage and kept them in the jungle for the next six years. After more than two years of captivity deep in the Colombian jungle, surrounded by jaguars, snakes, and tarantulas, miles from any town or hospital, Clara Rojas prepared to give birth in a muddy tent surrounded by heavily armed guerrillas. Her captors promised that a doctor would be brought to the camp to help her. But when Rojas went into labor and began to suffer complications, the only person on hand was a guerrilla wielding a kitchen knife. The guerrillas drugged Rojas with anesthetic while one of them slit open her abdomen. Her son, Emmanuel, was born by amateur cesarean section in April 2004. His survival was...
Publisher: 2010
ISBN: 9781439176092
Branch Call Number: E-Book
Characteristics: data file
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Mar 04, 2011

although i could never imagine what she had to go through... i really didn't feel like this was a completely honest retelling of the happenings while she was in captivity... she almost glorified what i would imagine as captivity... she had nicer things to say of capters and their hospitality than she did about other captives in what im sure was a terrifying experience for them.... it is a quick read but i was always expecting more....

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