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Jun 15, 2022

This week on The Line of Fire, Ramita’s guest is the Peruvian journalist and BAFTA-nominated documentary maker Guillermo Galdos. Guillermo is the Latin America correspondent at Channel 4 News and is known for his work investigating drug cartels.


In the first of a two-part interview, Guillermo describes how his family was forced to flee Peru, and why he gave up his safe newsroom job in London to cover conflicts in Latin America. 


Guillermo discusses the risks of investigating drug cartels and how he has learnt to deal with some of the world’s most dangerous men - including hitmen. 


He also speaks candidly about dealing with the violence around him, including the murders of many of his friends and colleagues, and how he turned to Amazonian tribes and the powerful hallucinogenic brew ayahuasca to heal his trauma. 

Show Notes:

  • If you want to learn more about Guillermo’s work, check out his page on the Channel 4 News website. 
  • You can watch Guillermo’s film about the history of the Colombian conflict El Testigo on Netflix. 
  • Follow Guillermo on Twitter: @GuillermoGaldos