News of a Kidnapping - Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 10 Summary

The confused, seemingly incoherent rambling of Father García Herreros offers hope when, by the end of March, the exchange of letters between Escobar and Villamizar had become almost meaningless. Escobar's letters had degenerated into nothing more than a list of complaints and threats against the government, the security forces and the civilian population.

Stranger than the inspiration for this message, was the manner in which the idea was conceived. On April 12, 1991, Father García Herreros visited Dr. Manuel Elkin Patarroyo – the man responsible for the malaria vaccine – who, with no apparent preconception asked the father if he could not do something to help Pablo Escobar turn himself in. Less than a week later, the father broadcast the message that would irrevocably alter what remained of his life. Just a day after the broadcast, he meets with the Ochoa brothers and asks if he may be of...

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