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Matar a Pablo Escobar
     

Matar a Pablo Escobar

by Mark Bowden
 

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Matar a Pablo Escobar es la historia del brutal ascenso y violento fin del capo del narcotráfico colombiano cuyo imperio criminal aterrorizó a un país de más de treinta millones de habitantes. Mark Bowden desvela en este intenso y muy bien documentado relató, los detalles "más celosamente guardados" por las personas que dirigieron, durante dieciséis meses, su

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Matar a Pablo Escobar es la historia del brutal ascenso y violento fin del capo del narcotráfico colombiano cuyo imperio criminal aterrorizó a un país de más de treinta millones de habitantes. Mark Bowden desvela en este intenso y muy bien documentado relató, los detalles "más celosamente guardados" por las personas que dirigieron, durante dieciséis meses, su persecución y muerte.

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This action-packed investigative report offers insightful perspective on how the Colombian street criminal, Pablo Escobar, gained unimaginable wealth and power to become the most violent cocaine kingpin and one of the world's most wanted criminals. For many years, he eluded capture with his "plata o plomo" ("bribes or bullets") approach: killing creditors, disloyal servants, and even judges and presidential candidates who stood in his way. Bowden (La caida del halcon negro [Black Hawk Down], see review on p. 45) focuses on the costly and bloody manhunt for Escobar, with the combined efforts of the CIA, FBI, DEA, the mysterious Delta Force, and the Colombian police. The 2001 English-language version made it to several best-seller charts and was praised for exposing the involvement of shadowy American squads. Molinari has translated historical and biographical works, including Mark Roseman's Holocaust account The Villa, the Lake, the Meeting (La villa, el lago, la reunion, RBA, 2002). Here, he successfully conveys Bowden's journalistic style and adds his own footnotes to explain the phenomenon of the sicarios ("young hired killers") or to identify people and entities. Molinari avoids jargons and regionalisms like the vosotros form, and his prose flows naturally. This excellent translation is highly recommended for public libraries and bookstores with readers interested in the drug war, Colombian history, and surveillance technology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9788479017651
Publisher:
Santillana USA Publishing Company
Publication date:
03/28/2004
Edition description:
Spanish Language Edition
Pages:
350
Product dimensions:
6.48(w) x 9.34(h) x 1.43(d)

Meet the Author

MARK BOWDEN is the author of seven books, including The Best Game Ever, Bringing the Heat, Killing Pablo, and Guests of the Ayatollah. He reported at The Philadelphia Inquirer for twenty years and now writes for Vanity Fair, The Atlantic, and other magazines. He lives in Oxford, Pennsylvania.

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