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

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Caracol Radio
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:11:15 -0700

... que indican que Diana Mabel Montoya, la actual alcaldesa de la localidad Rafael Uribe Uribe, se posesionó en el cargo el 13 de abril de 2012, sin haber renunciado a ser la representante legal de la Junta de Acción Comunal del barrio Diana Turbay.
 
ElTiempo.com
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 15:18:37 -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.
 
Semana.com
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 ...
 
El Heraldo (Colombia) (blog)
Sun, 08 Mar 2015 11:22:30 -0700

"Yo soy víctima de la violencia, mi madre era la periodista Diana Turbay, quien fue secuestrada y asesinada, hoy domingo cumplía años de vida y por eso estoy marchando. Las mujeres a los 40 años deberían morirse de la risa y no a punta de bala como ...
 
ElTiempo.com
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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Las2orillas
Mon, 16 Mar 2015 04:15:56 -0700

Olvidó a Diana Turbay, a Álvaro González Santana y a otros miles. Con tal de que no se enoje don Fabián, hacemos cualquier cosa. Y la hizo. Congelar la extradición mientras en Colombia se juzga al delincuente, se lo condena y se le hace purgar la pena, ...
 
ElEspectador.com
Sun, 08 Mar 2015 12:07:30 -0700

A las 11:50 de la mañana del domingo 29 de mayo de 1988, cuando un comando del M-19 secuestró al dirigente conservador y director del periódico El Siglo, Álvaro Gómez Hurtado, empezó a gestarse el proceso de paz que condujo a esta organización ...
 
ElTiempo.com
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:06:00 -0800

Tenía 5 años cuando Pablo Escobar ordenó secuestrar a su madre, Diana Turbay, herida de muerte en el intento de rescatarla. Por eso, Miguel Uribe apenas la recuerda. Pero dice que hace política en su memoria. “Encontré que la política es servicio ...
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