Pablo Escobar: billionaire drugs baron, brutal killer and jefe of the infamous Medellín cartel. 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 were abducted and held hostage as Escobar attempted to strong-arm the government into blocking his extradition. Márquez retells, with vivid clarity, the terror and uncertainty of those dark, volatile months.
News of a Kidnapping is re-issued on Gabriel García Márquez 's birthday to celebrate the publication of his books as ebooks for the first time.
Series: Marquez 2014
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 23rd April 2014
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
About the Author
Gabriel José de la Concordia García Marquez born March 6, 1927 is a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist, known affectionately as Gabo throughout Latin America. Considered one of the most significant authors of the 20th century, he was awarded the 1972 Neustadt International Prize for Literature and the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature, and is the earliest living recipient.1 He pursued a self-directed education that resulted in his leaving law school for a career in journalism. From early on, he showed no inhibitions in his criticism of Colombian and foreign politics. In 1958, he married Mercedes Barcha; they have two sons, Rodrigo and Gonzalo.
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