Thursday, April 15, 2010

New Book: Captive: 2,147 Days of Terror in the Colombian Jungle by Clara Rojas

Captive: 2,147 Days of Terror in the Colombian Jungle by Clara Rojas 

Clara Rojas was the campaign manager for the Colombian presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt when they were both kidnapped in 2002 by the FARC. Captive reveals the details of her six years of captivity, the birth and miraculous survival of her infant son in the jungle, and, finally, her emotional liberation and reunion with her child after he was taken from her eight months after his birth. Above all, Captive reveals the power of one woman's faith in God and how much a mother will endure to be reunited with her child.


  1. I read this book and didn't like a bit. It seemed to me that Rojas chose the book to express her discontent with Betancourt instead of telling her face to face. Also, Rojas plays the victim (aren't they all?) and several times complains about not receiving any help while in the jungle. Hello! you were kidnapped not in Holyday Inn!


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