The town of San Pablo, Bolivar woke to celebrate the festivity of the Virgen del Carmen in the early morning of July 16, 2001. And in those early morning hours three bullets killed journalist Eduardo Estrada Gutierrez, and with him, the possibility of a community radio station for a town who lived in the crossfire of an armed conflict.
July 12, 2002 was a Friday. And on that day in Los Pinos, a small town about 25 minutes from Sabana de Torres, journalist Mario Prada lay dead on a sidewalk. No one knows who fired the shots that would end the life of this enterprising journalist, who dug for information on social issues and community development in a county where, for years, the people had to witness the atrocities of war.