Mindy Belz

Mindy wrote WORLD Magazine's first cover story in 1986 and went on to serve as international editor, editor, and now senior editor. She has covered wars in Syria, Afganistan, Africa, and the Balkans, and she recounts some of her experiences in They Say We Are Infidels: On the Run from ISIS with Persecuted Christians in the Middle East. Mindy resides with her husband, Nat, in Asheville, N.C. Follow her on Twitter @mcbelz.

Big brother on campus

International | Pro-Beijing student hecklers follow Harry Wu on the lecture circuit, attempt to undermine his credibility
by Mindy Belz
Posted 5/09/98, 12:00 am

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Is it time to return to a real war on drugs in Colombia?

International | Guerrilla groups four times as powerful as ten years ago
by Mindy Belz
Posted 5/02/98, 12:00 am

It has been Clinton administration policy to tame the "war on drugs" rhetoric, scaling back the tough talk that characterized earlier Republican administrations and cutting back the funding to fight drug trafficking in South America, where 80 percent of the world's cocaine comes from Colombia alone.

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To the front lines

International | The wives of New Tribes hostages take their case to the doorstep of the insurgency
by Mindy Belz
Posted 5/02/98, 12:00 am

(in New York) - The wives of three American missionaries believed to be held hostage in Colombia took their long-standing plea for their husbands' release to the doorstep of that country's guerrilla insurgency last week.

The three women-Tania Rich, Patti Tenenoff, and Nancy Mankins-arrived in Bogota April 15. While admitting they have no contact with the guerrilla group they believe may have control of their husbands, they hoped to use Latin American media to make the case for their husbands' release.

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