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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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Radio Santa Fe

Radio Santa Fe
Wed, 15 Jul 2015 09:15:36 -0700

Un hombre de 30 años, fue asesinado luego de que realizará un retiro de dinero en un cajero automático ubicado en el barrio Diana Turbay, de la localidad de Rafael Uribe Uribe, al sur de Bogotá. La víctima mortal fue identificada como Jimmy Hernández, ...

RadioFórmula

RadioFórmula
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 11:56:15 -0700

Ante esto, agregó, que el personaje es increíble, ya que "Diana Turbay" fue una mujer importante, reconocida, querida por su preparación y la manera en cómo confortaba los problemas de su país. Por lo que "además de ser un reto para mí, por supuesto ...
 
ElTiempo.com
Thu, 23 Jul 2015 21:16:14 -0700

También hacen parte de este paquete las rutas ZP35 Diana Turbay-la Toscana, que va de Suba centro a Usme y cuenta con 52 buses; ZP83 Ismael Perdomo-Teusaquillo, que va de Perdomo a Neutra con 28 vehículos; ZP93 Bosa San José-Villa Gloría, que ...
 
ElTiempo.com
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.

ElEspectador.com

ElEspectador.com
Thu, 23 Jul 2015 16:52:11 -0700

... septiembre de 1990, el jefe del Cartel de Medellín, Pablo Escobar Gaviria, ordenó el secuestro de Francisco Santos, de igual manera como en la misma época lo hizo con los periodistas Diana Turbay o Azucena Liévano, o igualmente con Maruja Pachón, ...
 
ElTiempo.com
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:05:35 -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 ...

LaRepública.pe

LaRepública.pe
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 02:41:24 -0700

Ella interpreta a Diana Turbay, periodista secuestrada por Escobar para negociar que se elimine la extradición de narcotraficantes a EEUU. Escobar entra, la mira y le recrimina sobre la clase gobernante, una excusa para justificar el terrorismo. Turbay ...
 
ElTiempo.com
Tue, 14 Jul 2015 08:33:38 -0700

Claros llevaba 14 años de matrimonio con su esposa Patricia Mantilla, y vivían en el barrio Diana Turbay, localidad de Rafael Uribe Uribe. “Nunca le escuché hablar de amenazas o algún problema por el sindicato. Lo que sucedió no tiene nada que ver con ...
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