John jairo velásquez in prison in 2013 photograph: carlos ortega/afp/getty images pablo escobar's top hitman, who confessed to participating in more than 3,000 murders, is free on parole after. El asesinato de luis carlos galán transmitido por los noticieros nacionales el 18 de agosto de 1989. A former colombian justice minister has been arrested on suspicion of planning the assassination of presidential candidate luis carlos galan in 1989 the ex-minister, alberto santofimio botero, was arrested after new evidence emerged linking him to the killing, the attorney general's office said mr. Luis carlos galan was a colombia journalist and popular liberal party presidential candidate who was killed in 1989 at the order of pablo escobar. Colombia: in memoriam of luis carlos galan by aldo civico when jose saramago wrote that a benevolent tsunami swept barack obama into the white house allowing him to become the first black president of the united states, the portuguese author defined the wave of change that brushed the entire country from west to east during the.
Famous assassinations in colombia, including political assassinations and other ideological assassinations these 15 assassinated people were all killed under suspi. Colombia’s supreme court has begun hearing arguments in the trial of a retired army general accused of taking part in the 1989 assassination of a top presidential contender miguel maza was head of colombia’s intelligence agency when luis carlos galán was assassinated while campaigning in a. Bogota, colombia — tens of thousands of mourners crowded rain-drenched bogota streets saturday for a funeral march honoring assassinated presidential candidate carlos pizarro leongomez, a guerrilla chieftain who became a champion of peace pizarro's leftist political movement, the democratic. German vargas lleras, a political biography an ever ready and ever optioned presidential candidate, electorate favorite german vargas lleras might very well represent colombia’s political future the principle cause being, that german vargas lleras is a politician who embodies colombia’s political past he embodies that certain archetype of colombia.
In late may, colombian tv channel caracol premiered “escobar: the boss of evil,” a supposedly non-fiction story about drug kingpin pablo escobar and his reign of terror in the 1980s and early 90s one of the most sensationalist scenes is the gory depiction of the minister of justice rodrigo lara. One of the bloodiest chapters in colombia's recent history is being revisited in a bogota courtroom: a former justice minister is on trial for allegedly masterminding the assassination of presidential candidate luis carlos galan.
Colombia faces its demons: justice for the escobar era july 20, 2012 - 10:30am | admin by robert valencia in late may, colombian tv channel caracol premiered “escobar: the boss of evil,” a supposedly non-fiction story about drug kingpin pablo escobar and his reign of terror in the 1980s and early 90s one of the most. Senator carlos galan (r) and luis fernando galan (l), sons of former colombian presidential candidate luis carlos galan, attend the trial against the former head of colombia's intelligence, retired general miguel maza marquez, at the supreme court of justice in bogota on june 2, 2015 for his alleged involvement in the 1989 assassination of galan.
Luis carlos galan (29 september 1943-18 august 1989) was the founder of the new liberalism political movement in colombia and a senator from 20 july 1978 to 20 july 1989 galan twice attempted to run for president, but he was assassinated by pablo escobar's medellin cartel in 1989. A retired police general is going on trial in colombia for his alleged role in the 1989 murder of presidential candidate luis carlos galan gen miguel maza marquez was the head of colombia's now defunct spy agency das.
Now that extradition is officially on the table and escobar has been chased out of colombia by the dea and cia, presidential candidate luis carlos galán can focus on his campaign he has a speechwriter crafting pro-extradition speeches for his rallies, as he’s refusing to back down from his. John velásquez boasted of killing some 300 people, including former presidential hopeful luis carlos galán. Colombia´s attorney general’s office has detained two important figures in relation to the murder in 1989 of liberal party presidential candidate, luis carlos galan.