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News of a Kidnapping By Gabriel Garcia Marquez

News of a Kidnapping
by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

A disturbing account of how Pablo Escobar - boss of the Medellin cocaine cartel - undermined all Colombia's civil institutions by murder or bribery. It is also a moving exploration of the fate of Escobar's kidnapped hostages, relatives of politicians, who were mostly middle-aged or elderly women.
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Gabriel Garcia Marquez's new book begins in November 1990 in Bogota, Columbia, when a group of gunmen ambush a car, kill the chauffeur and kidnap its two women passengers. The gunmen were working for Pablo Escobar, boss of the Medellin course cocaine cartel, who in the early nineties kidnapped the relatives of a number of Colombia politcians in order to pressurise the government to suspend the policy of extraditing drug traffickers to the USA. Chronicle of a Kidnapping is at once a powerful, disturbing account of how Esobar undermined all Colombia's civil instutions by murder or bribery, and a moving exploration of the fate of Esobar's hostages, who were mostly middle-aged or elderly women.

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Sku
GOR002268497
Title
News of a Kidnapping
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Hardback
Publisher
Vintage Publishing
Year published
Number of pages
304
ISBN 10
0224050028
ISBN 13
9780224050029
Prizes
N/A
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