Não há silêncio que não termine

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Entremeando a narrativa do cativeiro com reflexões sobre a morte, a liberdade e o poder, Não há silêncio que não termine reconstitui com implacável lucidez o período de mais de seis anos que Ingrid Betancourt passou no inferno verde da selva amazônica em poder das Farc, a principal organização guerrilheira da Colômbia. Filha de uma tradicional família colombiana, educada na Europa, Ingrid Betancourt resolveu abandonar a segurança de uma vida confortável para dedicar-se aos problemas de seu conturbado país. Elegendo-se sucessivamente deputada e senadora, Ingrid fundou em 1998 o partido Oxigênio Verde, com o objetivo de trazer novas esperanças à política colombiana, marcada pela violência sectária e pela corrupção. Interessada em promover o diálogo entre as diversas facções da guerra civil que há décadas dilacera a Colômbia, a jovem senadora resolveu em 2001 lançar sua candidatura às eleições presidenciais. No ano seguinte, durante uma viagem de campanha ao único município governado por um prefeito de seu partido, a candidata - então mal colocada nas pesquisas - foi sequestrada por um comando das Farc, junto com diversos assessores e seguranças, num episódio até hoje mal explicado. Levada para o interior da selva em inúmeras viagens de barco, caminhão e marchas a pé, Ingrid se viu repentinamente desligada do convívio dos amigos e da família, isolada do mundo exterior em meio a guerrilheiros fortemente armados. A autora de Não há silêncio que não termine passaria mais de seis anos em poder das Farc. Sua visível agonia, documentada por cartas e "provas de vida” em vídeo, bem como sua libertação numa célebre e cinematográfica operação do Exército colombiano, em 2008, chamaria novamente as atenções do mundo para o conflito que atualmente ameaça a paz no continente sul-americano. Este livro é o relato contundente de sua experiência como prisioneira da guerrilha narcotraficante, em meio à fome, à doença e às humilhantes condições impostas pelos sequestradores.
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Nasceu em Bogotá. Ex-deputada e ex-senadora, era candidata à presidência da Colômbia nas eleições de 2002 quando foi sequestrada pelas Farc. Depois de mais de seis anos de cativeiro na selva, Ingrid foi libertada em julho de 2008.
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Editora Companhia das Letras
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Published on
Sep 15, 2010
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Pages
556
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ISBN
9788563397683
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Language
Portuguese (Portugal)
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Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs
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Ingrid Betancourt
From the extraordinary Colombian French politician and activist Ingrid Betancourt, a stunning debut novel about freedom and fate

Set against the backdrop of Argentina’s Dirty War and infused with magical realism, The Blue Line is a breathtaking story of love and betrayal by one of the world’s most renowned writers and activists. Ingrid Betancourt, author of the New York Times bestselling memoir Even Silence Has an End, draws on history and personal experience in this deeply felt portrait of a woman coming of age as her country falls deeper and deeper into chaos. 

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In this remarkable novel, Betancourt, an activist who spent more than six years held hostage by the FARC in the depths of Colombian jungle, returns to many of the themes of Even Silence Has an End. The Blue Line is a story centered on the consequences of oppression, collective subservience, and individual courage, and, most of all, the notion that belief in the future of humanity is an act of faith most beautiful and deserving. 

Ingrid Betancourt
Ingrid Betancourt, a senator and a presidential candidate in Colombia, grew up among diplomats, literati, and artists who congregated at her parents' elegant home in Paris, France. Her father served as Colombia's ambassador to UNESCO and her mother, a political activist, continued her work on behalf of the country's countless children whose lives were being destroyed by extreme poverty and institutional neglect. Intellectually, Ingrid was influenced by Pablo Neruda and other Latin American writers like Gabriel García Márquez, who frequented her parents' social circle. She studied at École de Sciences Politiques de Paris, a prestigious academy in France.

From this charmed life, Ingrid Betancourt -- not yet thirty, happily married to a French diplomat, and a mother of two children -- returned to her native country in the late 1980s. On what was initially just a visit, she found her country under internal siege from the drug cartels and the corrupt government that had allowed them to flourish. After seeing what had become of Colombia's democracy, she didn't feel she could leave.

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Forced to move her children out of Colombia for protection against death threats, Ingrid Betancourt remained and continued to fight the political structure that has crumbled under the destructive power of the paramilitary forces, the financial omnipotence of the drug cartels, and the passivity of governmentfor-sale. Here is a political cocktail that has destroyed countless lives in Colombia and has spread to countries beyond its borders.

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