Thursday, July 7

Colombia, mercenary factory

Correspondent in Bogotá



Colombia is from a movie. Even more, it is a Netflix series, with suspenseful episodes and seasons that seem to have no end. And it is not simply a device to say that the things that happen in the country, that go from the wonderful to the terrible, seem implausible. Hollywood and series producers have written stories where Colombians appear, many reduced to the role of drug traffickers, although for several years now also in the role of mercenaries or a combination where weapons, drugs, terrorism, kidnappings and courageous rescues are mixed, in that perfect action plot that leaves viewers speechless.

But in Colombia, reality is stranger than fiction. No one could have imagined such a gruesome story