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Occupation  Journalist
Name  Diana Turbay

Role  Journalist
Spouse  Miguel Uribe
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Born  March 9, 1950 (1950-03-09) Bogota, Colombia
Died  January 25, 1991(1991-01-25) (aged 40)Medellin, Colombia
Assassinated  January 25, 1991, Medellin, Colombia
Parents  Nydia Quintero Turbay, Julio Cesar Turbay Ayala
Children  Maria Carolina Hoyos Turbay
Similar People  Julio Cesar Turbay Ayala, Nydia Quintero Turbay, Julio Cesar Turbay Quintero, Pablo Escobar, Gustavo Balcazar Monzon

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Diana Turbay Quintero (March 9, 1950 – January 25, 1991) was a Colombian journalist kidnapped by the Medellín Cartel and killed by the Colombia National Police during a botched rescue attempt. Her story has been portrayed in a non-fiction book by Gabriel García Márquez and onscreen.



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Early years

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

Journalistic work

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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

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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 had been hired by Pablo Escobar. 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.

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


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Turbay was survived by her two children, María Carolina Hoyos Turbay (born 1972) and Miguel Uribe Turbay (born 1986), and her husband, Miguel Uribe Londoño.


The story of Turbay's abduction is recounted in Gabriel Garcia Marquez's non-fiction book, News of a Kidnapping (1996).


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

Turbay is portrayed by Gabriela de la Garza in the Netflix Original Series Narcos (2015).


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