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María Jimena Duzán is a Colombian journalist and writer. She has worked in several of the most important media in the country such as El Espectador, El Tiempo and Semana. She has written for international media such as El País, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsday and Marie Claire magazine.

She is the author of “Death Beat: A Colombian Journalist's Life Inside the Cocaine Wars” (1994), “Así gobierna Uribe” (2004), “My journey to hell” (2010) and “Santos, paradoxes of peace and power” (2017), among other titles in which she reflects on the Colombian political reality.  In 2005 she received the Simón Bolívar Award as journalist of the year.

From 2008 to 2020 was columnist of Revista Semana, during that period María Jimena Duzán directed the political debate Semana en Vivo, broadcasted in the tv channel Cablenoticias, and later in Semana TV and directed the investigative YouTube series Odebrecht and “Mafialand”. In 2021 she launched a freelance journalism project on YouTube and co-directed and produced with The International Center for Transitional Justice the YouTube serie “Patrones de la Guerra”. In September 2021 María Jimena Launched her daily podcast A Fondo, and Spotify Original Podcast.

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