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Colombian Ex-President Andres Pastrana

The Center for Literature and Theatre @MDC welcomes Colombian Ex-President Andrés Pastrana as he presents Memorias Olvidadas (Forgotten Memories).


Ex-President Andrés Pastrana
Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL. 33132
7pm


Pastrana’s kidnapping by Pablo Escobar, and their long conversations; the origins of the “narcocassettes”, tape-recordings which probe how drug cartels bought the Presidential Election on 1994; the persistence of Ingrid Betancourt, which led to her kidnapping by FARC guerilla, and forgotten chapters with President Clinton and Fujimori, among others, are some of the themes discussed in this fascinating book. Memorias Olvidadas is a revealing, honest and controversial book that unveils some of Colombian History’s hidden truths.

Some chapters of this book, called by the ex president himself as personal and narrated to the journalist Gonzalo Guillén, are now causing controversy in the country's political scene. Last November at the Club El Nogal in Bogotá Andrés Pastrana, with the well-known journalists Gustavo Gómez and Vladimir Flórez "Vladdo", presented the book, discussed some of its main topics and finally revealed some hidden truths that are now causing debate. 

Pastrana's kidnapping by Pablo Escobar, and their long conversation; the origins of the "narcocassettes", tape-recordings which probe how drug cartels bought the Presidential Election on 1994; the obstinacy of Ingrid Betancourt, which took her to her kidnapping by FARC guerilla, and forgotten chapters with President Clinton and Fujimori, were, among others, the subjects of this conversation, where the ex president told the whole truth about forgotten and unsolved cases involving politicians, militaries and journalists. He also talked about the "empty chair", left by the guerrilla commandant Manuel Marulanda, "Tirofijo", on the beginning of the peace process developed during the ex president's mandate.

Memorias olvidadas is a revealing, honest and controversial book that will satisfy the curiosity of readers and the media:

"I wish every president had the courage to tell his secrets, allowing us to rebuild the hidden truth of our history, where honesty has been lacking." El Colombiano – Medellin Daily

"Echoes of Andres Pastrana's revealing book Memorias olvidadas, fights between Colombian ex presidents." El Espectador – Bogota Daily

"Memorias olvidadas is an important document that can be read as a new component of the complex puzzle that is Colombian history." Vladimir Flórez "Vladdo" – Journalist/Cartoonist  >More

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