Gabo's Bookshelf: 'News of a Kidnapping'
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News of a Kidnapping (1996)
By Gabriel García Márquez

This astonishing story chronicles the 1990 kidnappings of 10 Colombian men and women—all journalists but one—by the Medellin drug boss Pablo Escobar. The carefully orchestrated abductions were Escobar's attempt to extort from the government its assurance that he, and other narcotics traffickers, would not be extradited to the United States if they were to surrender.

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