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Samper married Silvia Arbelaez with whom he had one son, Andrés. Cancino survives and is treated in the Central Military Hospital. Serpa said the testimony had come from "anonymous sources", but they were allegedly stolen from the prosecutor's office. It has a subtle flavor, so it can be used in savory and sweet dishes. Share !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.src="//";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); September 28: Chancellor Rodrigo Pardo, while on an official visit to the US, quickly repudiates Serpa's comments. Report an Issue  |  The initial episode in the series---reportedly inspired by the 2001 book "The Parable of Pablo" attracted over 11 million viewers. Valdivieso discovered connections between the Cali drug cartel and top figures of Colombia's society, including the Colombian comptroller general, the president of the lower house of the Colombian congress, and nine congressman, as well as journalist Alberto Giraldo, who openly admitted to having ties to the Cali cartel. He adds that it is now time for his office to determine those responsible and directly involved. Opposition was also expressed by the media, political groups, and other segments of Colombian society. [27], On 7 August 1994, under tight security, Samper was sworn in as president in Plaza Bolívar, Bogotá, with foreign dignitaries such as Cuban president Fidel Castro and US interior secretary Bruce Babbitt in attendance. He was hunted down like an animal.". 8,000 Process (from the Spanish: Proceso 8.000) was the unofficial name of the legal investigation of events surrounding accusations that the Colombian Liberal Party candidate Ernesto Samper's 1994 campaign for President of Colombia was partially funded with drug money. Facebook, Welcome toGangsters Inc. - This list was in a briefcase abandoned when Rodríguez was almost captured during a raid by the Cali Search Bloc. Samper is related to several other Colombians of note. A greater danger was the possibility that the supreme court would allow Valdivieso to investigate Samper. Although Samper's campaign treasurer, Santiago Medina, came under investigation, Valdivieso refused to re-open the "narco-cassette case" that had been closed by de Greiff. Another of his great great grandfathers was the poet Diego Fallón [es], and his great great grandmother Felisa Pombo Rebolledo was the sister of the poet Rafael Pombo. August 3: Andrés Talero announces that his apartment was ransacked. Hoyos testifies before the Attorney General's Office about the documents and checks that were allegedly shown to him by Miguel Rodríguez. August 4: The Commission of the House of Representatives officially receives copies of the evidence against President Samper in the "8,000 process". ", Sebastian Marroquin, the son of Escobar, who changed his name to cut ties with his father's legacy, told a prominent Spanish Internet portal, that the drama series about his father sends the wrong message to young people. ", But, Toft explains, "they should remember how Escobar died. [28], In June 1995, Samper claimed that his administration had made considerable progress in fighting the drug war—which had cost Colombia "countless lives" in the previous ten years, "including more than 3,000 police officers and soldiers, 23 judges, 63 journalists and four presidential candidates"—by launching an "integrated, multi-front attack on the cartels" that targeted "bank accounts, laboratories, crops, chemicals, transportation systems and political connections. June 16: Pastrana meets the President of Colombia, June 17: President Gaviria hands the tapes to the. [35] During his inauguration ceremony in Caracas, Venezuela, Samper announced that he planned to focus on three agendas: political, social, and economic. Valdivieso was a cousin of the late Luis Carlos Galán, a charismatic Liberal party presidential candidate assassinated in 1989 by the Medellín Cartel for his political views, particularly for favoring the extradition of drug lords to the United States. What is interesting is the fact the series were produced by relatives of two of the most high profile victims killed by Escobar: Their names are: Luis Carlos Galvan, a presidential candidate who campaigned as a hard-driven moral crusader against Pablo's drug operation, and, Guillermo Cano, the publisher of the daily El Espectator newspaper. It was considered unlikely that the commission, composed mostly of members from Samper's own party, would recommend impeachment. He also announced plans to create a South American International Criminal Court to deal with regional criminal issues. "Life is about making choices between good and bad. [citation needed], According to the Colombian Constitution, only Congress can judge the president. August 9: President Samper asks attorney Antonio José Cancino to represent him before the Commission of the House of Representatives. He is also charged with lying under oath. He obtained a degree in law in 1973. [13] On 31 July 1995, days after Medina's arrest, Fernando Botero, who had been Samper's campaign manager, and Horacio Serpa, another political ally, held a press conference to deny Medina's allegations, armed with copies of Medina's testimony to the chief prosecutor. [29], Samper stated that further measures to be taken should focus on increased international cooperation, including sharing information to speed up investigations and prosecutions, working toward implementing a treaty to stop cartel money laundering through established financial institutions, restricting the trade in precursor chemicals, enhancing international financial support for crop substitution, and holding a world summit on drugs. Caracol, Colombia's largest television network, is currently showing the "Boss of Evil" as a 63-episode drama series about the life and founder of the Medellin drug cartel. [16] Other political figures, such as Alberto Santofimio Botero and Eduardo Mestre, as well as journalist Alberto Giraldo, were also imprisoned as a result of the same investigation. [29], Under strong U.S. pressure, leaders of the Cali Cocaine cartel are targets of a massive manhunt involving about 6,000 troops. July 21: Jorge Herrera denies Medina's story and states that he was never asked to investigate the origin of the 40 million pesos check. Biography. And I would remind them of the misery and death that his drugs brought to the people that used them. "Escobar was an incredibly fascinating persona," Toft recalls. With over 1,300 people included in the "Boss of Evil", the series is filmed in more than 450 locations. Under Prosecutor General, Adolfo Salamanca, states during an interview to CM& news that the Liberal Party received drug money for its campaign. Tofu, also known as bean curd is a food prepared by coagulating soy milk and then pressing the resulting curds into solid white blocks of varying softness; it can be silken, soft, firm, or extra firm.Beyond these broad categories, there are many varieties of tofu. ", Referring to the "Boss of Evil" TV series based on Escobar's life, Media Studies Professor, Alberto Martinez, stated to France24 International News, "I don't think the stated objective is being met, kids are seeing much more of the Robin Hood than the criminal. He served as the President of Colombia from 1994 to 1998, representing the Liberal Party. Please check your browser settings or contact your system administrator. August 17: In a televised address, Andrés Pastrana suggests that the President should take a leave of absence until the investigations are completed. Additionally, he conducted graduate studies in Economics at Columbia University while living in New York City. August 22: Publicist Mauricio Montejo testifies that journalist Alberto Giraldo delivered to him 300 million pesos (approximately US$240,000 at the time) on behalf of the "Samper for President" campaign, as payment for publicity. Samper said that if drug money had entered the presidential campaign, it had done so "behind his back". In reply, Colombian foreign minister Noemí Sanín said that Colombia was prepared to fight the drug war without the United States, and that the measure was "disrespectful". Now controlling about 80 percent of the global multibillion-dollar cocaine trade, the loose-knit Cali syndicate is considered ... to be one of the most difficult criminal enterprises to penetrate.

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