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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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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, 05 Nov 2014 10:32:03 -0800

Yo viví en el barrio diana turbay, y siempre me pregunté quien putas es o fue esa vieja, ahora añadirle nombre al aeropuerto El Dorado "luis carlos galán sarmiento) por un político adorado por todos, pero que si hubiera subido a la presidencia, también ...
 
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Sun, 02 Feb 2014 00:37:30 -0800

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Sat, 21 Dec 2013 09:54:54 -0800

Frente a los hechos registrados esta madrugada en el barrio Diana Turbay el informe preliminar es que el funcionario del CTI Daniel Gamba que murió, iba en una motocicleta con otra persona y el uniformado de la policía les disparo, argumentando que no ...
 
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Fri, 26 Oct 2012 20:18:30 -0700

La piedra del amor en el barrio Diana Turbay de Bogotá. En este barrio de la localidad Rafael Uribe Uribe los enamorados visitan la roca para grabar sus nombres, convirtiendo el lugar en un sitio recurrente para las parejas de este sector del sur de la ...
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