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Diana Turbay Quintero
Born (1950-03-09)March 9, 1950
Bogotá, Colombia
Died January 25, 1991(1991-01-25) (aged 40)
Medellín, Colombia
Spouse(s) Miguel Uribe

Diana Turbay Quintero (March 9, 1950 – January 25, 1991) was a Colombian journalist kidnapped by the Medellín Cartel and killed during a rescue attempt. Her story was portrayed in News of a Kidnapping, a non-fiction book by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

Early years[edit]

Diana Turbay was born on March 9, 1950, in Bogotá. Her father was Julio César Turbay,[1] the 25th president of the Republic of Colombia (1978–1982).

Journalistic work[edit]

Diana Turbay was a respected journalist in the Colombian media. She founded Noticiero Criptón, a television newscast, and the weekly magazine Hoy por Hoy.

Kidnapping and death[edit]

Turbay was kidnapped on August 30, 1990, when she was tricked into going to a supposed interview with a guerrilla leader, the Spanish priest Manuel Pérez Martínez, alias El Cura Pérez (The Priest Pérez). Turbay had been contacted by phone by an unidentified man. Later, a police investigation determined that the man belonged to Los Priscos, a criminal band, and was hired by Pablo Escobar.[2] The latter's aim was to kidnap as many politicians and journalists as possible, to prevent Colombian legislators from approving an extradition treaty with the United States. Additional victims of this strategy were Francisco Santos Calderón, Maruja Pachón and Marina Montoya.[3]

Turbay was kept on a farm near Copacabana, Antioquia, with her cameraman, Richard Becerra. She died on January 25, 1991, during a rescue operation launched by the police without authorization from the family. The cause of death was an assault rifle bullet in her back, which partially destroyed her liver and left kidney.[2]

Family[edit]

At her death, Turbay left two children, María Carolina Hoyos Turbay (born 1972) and Miguel Uribe Turbay (born 1986) and her husband, Miguel Uribe.

Popular culture[edit]

The story of Turbay's abduction is recounted in Gabriel Garcia Marquez's non-fiction book, News of a Kidnapping.[3]

Turbay was portrayed by the actress Liesel Potdevin in the 2012 TV series Pablo Escobar: El Patrón del Mal.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Obituarios: Julio César Turbay Ayala, ex presidente de Colombia". El Mundo (in Spanish). September 15, 2005. 
  2. ^ a b "Hoy Se Cumplen 15 Años Del Asesinato De La Periodista Diana Turbay" (in Spanish). Las Voces Del Secuestro. January 25, 2006. Archived from the original on January 18, 2008. 
  3. ^ a b Stone, Robert (June 15, 1997). "The Autumn of the Drug Lord". The New York Times. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Marquez, Gabriel Garcia (1997). News of a Kidnapping. Grossman, Edith (trans). New York: Albert A. Knopf. p. 291. 

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Thu, 21 May 2015 08:31:52 -0700

De La Garza, repped by Spellbound Entertainment and attorney Joe Weiner, will play real-life journalist Diana Turbay, who crosses paths with Escobar and Peña. In addition to Cantinflas, De La Garza's recent credits HBO Latino's Emmy-nominated series ...

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Wed, 29 Apr 2015 15:41:15 -0700

Desde hoy el barrio Diana Turbay de la ciudad de Bogotá estrena Casa de Justicia Social, se trata de un espacio que tiene como objetivo llevar apoyo a los habitantes de esta zona de la ciudad. Foto: Cortesía. Con este espacio, la administración de ...

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Fri, 22 May 2015 05:11:15 -0700

L'attrice sarà Diana Turbay, una giornalista (realmente esistita) che avrà rapporti sia con il pericolo boss della droga che con l'agente che gli dà la caccia. Quarry: Ann Dowd reciterà nella nuova serie Cinemax vagamente ispirata ai libri di Max Allen ...
 
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Sat, 24 Jan 2015 21:57:55 -0800

En una amplia sala llena de recuerdos, donde predomina un altar adornado con una foto, una vela, flores y la virgen que tenía Diana Turbay el día de su muerte, empieza este encuentro con doña Nidia Quintero de Balcázar y María Carolina Hoyos Turbay.

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Radio Santa Fe
Wed, 20 May 2015 04:37:30 -0700

En la UPZ Diana Turbay, donde se ubica este jardín, se presentan problemáticas asociadas al consumo de sustancias psicoactivas, violencia intrafamiliar, altos índices de pandillismo y proliferación de habitantes de calle en el sector, entre otras. Así ...
 
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Sat, 02 Aug 2014 18:31:07 -0700

Diana Turbay Quintero tenía 40 años cuando murió en un confuso operativo de la Policía, el 25 de enero de 1991. Hoy tendría 64, u Una de las tareas pendientes de María Carolina Hoyos Turbay, viceministra de TIC, era visitar el lugar donde su mamá pasó ...
 
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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:40:27 -0800

El barrio Diana Turbay no es el único donde se ha usado la naturaleza para dejar atrás la inseguridad. En Belén, en la localidad La Candelaria, recuperaron el espacio público instalando cultivos verticales en las culatas y en los patios, pues este ...
 
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Thu, 23 Apr 2015 19:26:00 -0700

Este sector, que agrupa las UPZ de Marruecos y Diana Turbay, tuvo un crecimiento del 30,21 por ciento. El director de Catastro, Gustavo Marulanda, aseguró que el comercio que llegó a los corredores de esa zona ha hecho que el valor del suelo crezca.
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