News Of A Kidnapping

Although Colombia was not discussed in great detail in class this semester, it shares many of the themes and problems associated with Latin American third world countries. For the most part these themes stem from the same problem: the vast separation of wealth and power. Guerrilla movements, narco-terrrorism, drug trafficking and corruption are just a few of the words that come up when discussing most third world countries. These words are all too common in Columbia especially since the introduction of the drug trade with the United States. Gabriel Garcia Marquez’ book, , takes place in late 1990 when the Colombian security forces mounted a nationwide manhunt for Pablo Escobar, the ...

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Although there had been a distinction made between the problem created by the drug traffickers and the actual drug trafficking. The terrorism created by the drug traffickers was a national problem and the Colombian government believed there was a national solution. Whereas the drug traffic was international and was thought could only have an international solution. Narco-terrorism was the main priority; this had become a national problem because after a few bombings the public opinion went from revenge and hate, to amnesty for those bombing. For this reason, extradition became used a tool to pressure the criminals into surrendering.
Pablo Escober is a figure that is all too familiar in oppressed countries. Although his occupation is not good and honest (drug trafficking), he’s a figure that is greatly supported and protected. Granted his main supporters ARE the poor and oppressed. These people, though for the most part religious, are at the point where they are willing to ...

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The extradition was made possible because of a treaty signed during the presidency of Julio Cesar Turbay, which allowed the extradition of Colombian nationals for the first time. The traffickers, terrified by the long, worldwide reach of the United States, realized that the safest place for them was Columbia. This caused them to go underground, fugitives inside their own country, and ironically enough the only alternative to save their lives was to be placed under the protection of the state. And so, on the sole condition that they not be extradited, Pablo Escobar and his gang called "the Extraditables" attempted, by persuasion and by force, to obtain that protection by engaging ...

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