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Maria Teresa Ronderos
Recycled Wars

(Guerras recicladas)

Commercial Non-Fiction / Divulgation

  • Published: 01/12/2014
  • ISBN: 9789585854833
  • 384 pages

Guerras recicladas is a work of research that reveals unpublished information on every period of Colombia’s paramilitary history. It goes into particular depth regarding big myths such as the theory that the kidnapping and murder of the Castaño brothers’ father fostered the birth of paramilitarism. It explains in detail how that was not exactly how these armed groups began. The book also contains many photographs of the true founders of paramilitarism, and maps that clearly show the regions where various conflicts took place.

About the author

María Teresa Ronderos is a member of the Advisory Board of the García Márquez Foundation for New Journalism, and has published the books Retratos del poder and Cinco en humor. Her feature stories have won her the Simón Bolívar Prize, the European Union’s Lorenzo Natalí Prize and the King of Spain Award. In 2007 she was honoured with the prestigious Maria Moors Cabot Journalism Award for lifetime achievement presented by Columbia University.