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News of a Kidnapping

García Márquez, Gabriel, 1927-2014. Book - 1997 364.154 Ga, Adult Book / Nonfiction / True Crime / Garcia Marquez, Gabriel 1 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 0 out of 5

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Call Number: 364.154 Ga, Adult Book / Nonfiction / True Crime / Garcia Marquez, Gabriel
On Shelf At: Downtown Library

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Translation of: Noticia de un secuestro.
A powerful retelling of actual events from a turbulent period of Colombian history. 'She looked over her shoulder before getting into the car to be sure no one was following her.' Pablo Escobar: billionaire drugs baron, ruthless manipulator brutal killer and jefe of the infamous Madellin cartel. A man whose importance in the international drug trade and renown for his charitable work among the poor brought him influence and power in his home country of Colombia, and the unwanted attention of the American courts. Terrified of the new Colombian President's determination to extradite him to America, Escobar found the best bargaining tools he could find: hostages. In the winter of 1990, ten relatives of Colombian politicians, mostly women, were abducted and held hostage as Escobar attempted to strong-arm the government into blocking his extradition. Two died, the rest survived, and from their harrowing stories Marquez retells, with vivid clarity, the terror and uncertainty of those dark an volatile months.


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New York : Knopf, 1997.
Year Published: 1997
Description: 291 p.
Language: English
Format: Book

0140269444 :
0375400516 :

Kidnapping -- Colombia.
Hostages -- Colombia.
Drug traffic -- Colombia.