Quotes of Colombium

“ A left-wing guerrilla is somebody who belongs to an organization that by now is 30 or 40 years old. There are several guerrilla groups in Colombia, not just one. And they more or less adhere to a Maoist or a traditional Cuban approach to revolution. ”

- Alma Guillermoprieto

“ The left is being funded primarily by the drug traffickers who provide this tax money and that's why the guerrillas in Colombia, unlike the guerrillas anywhere else in Latin America, have been able to survive for 40 years because they have a hard, solid source of income. ”

- Alma Guillermoprieto

“ You kno, writers are ruthless. My passionate interest in a given subject, or country, generally extends to about one week after the galleys come out, and then I'm on to something else. My one abiding passion has been for Colombia, for reasons that are completely unclear to me - which is probably just as well… ”

- Alma Guillermoprieto
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