Thursday, July 28, 2011

Tanja Nijmeijer

But as a cache of documents captured by Colombian security forces from a guerrilla redoubt in 2009 confirms, this was no ordinary rebel. The file is a new piece of the puzzle surrounding the woman, whose real name is Tanja Nijmeijer and who is capturing the imagination of her adopted land, Colombia, and her home country, the Netherlands.
“She’s one of the most fascinating figures in our long war, present at many of its critical junctures over the last decade,” said León Valencia, a former guerrilla here and one of the authors of a newly published book about Ms. Nijmeijer. FULL ARTICLE