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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What mysteriously arrives at Villamizar's door after life has seemingly returned to normal?
2. What negotiation does Escobar initiate on his own?
3. What dilemma do judges often face in Medellín?
4. Who cries for Marina's absence the first night she is gone?
5. What surprise do the reporters and Pacho's family get when they see Pacho?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
One of the biggest issues of compromising with narcoterrorists when they take hostages is the long term effect. President Gaviria works hard to fight narcoterrorism without having to negotiate with hostage abductors. Nonetheless, he is pressured to pass Decree 303. Escobar turns himself in, but there are many other drug cartels in Colombia. Research narcoterrorism in Colombia from the 1980s to late 1990s. Consider President Gaviria's term and write about whether he succeeds in bringing down narcoterrorism. If he is successful, how does he do it? If he is not, who is?
Essay Topic 2
Research psychological effects on hostages and how it inhibits them from escaping when the opportunity arises. Maruja and Beatriz have an opportunity but decide not to risk it. Pacho has a chance but realizes it a little too late. How do months of imprisonment convince hostages that it is easier to stay put? How does treatment from the guards affect their decision that it is too risky to escape?
Essay Topic 3
Decree 303 is passed days after Diana's death. The Extraditables get their extension on the capitulation policy. Where does the government stand at this point in time? Who has more control of the situation? Who has given up more at this stage? Who is winning the war between the Extraditables and the government?
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