Trauma Lingers After Escaping the Danger

Gómez, Ignacio 'Nacho'
June 2006
Nieman Reports;Summer2006, Vol. 60 Issue 2, p36
This article discusses the psychological effects of the experiences of the author concerning the murders of journalists covering Colombia mafia. When the author got his first assignment to do a report on drug trafficking in the country in mid-1986, three writers covering the same topic had been murdered. Hence, the death that hurt him the most was the murder of Julio Daniel who happened to be his partner. Due to that instance, the author had some dreams with Daniel's ghost. Thus, he decided to leave Colombia and migrate to the U.S.


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