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Edgar Astudillo

Edgar Astudillo is a veteran radio reporter originally from Montería and now resettled in Bogota.

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In Colombia, gang threats force reporter to flee

Colombian authorities seize a Los Paisas weapons cache in August 2009. (Reuter/Fredy Amariles) My chance encounter last year with Los Paisas, a criminal gang that operates in northern Colombia, began a nightmare that continues today. I was heading to an assignment in a tourist area south of Montería on July 9, 2009, when Los Paisas gang members blocked my car. The gang was meeting with local landowners nearby--and journalists were not welcome.

September 3, 2010 2:10 PM ET


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