Christina Hoag

Dec 27, 2021

Border ranchers fend off Colombian guerrillas

On Venezuela’s border with Colombia, ranchers struggled to deal with guerrillas extorting a “war tax” or protection payments to avoid being kidnapped. Ranchers could only visit their properties with a National Guard escort. I did this report for Business Week.

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Dec 27, 2021

Negotiating Peace with la Guerrilla

I covered EU-sponsored peace talks between the major guerrilla group, FARC, and the Colombian government in San Vicente del Caguan, a territory ceded by the government to the FARC and later taken back. A peace agreement was signed in 2016, but many opposed it, saying that guerrilla was getting away…

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Christina Hoag

Christina Hoag

Journalist, novelist, world traveller. Author of novels Law of the Jungle, Skin of Tattoos and Girl on the Brink. Ex Latin America foreign correspondent.