News of a Kidnapping - Epilogue Summary & Analysis

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Epilogue Summary

Having spent the innumerable months delaying, avoiding and dodging any form of resolution, it is now Escobar, without the guarantee the hostages provided him, that is in a hurry. That morning, as agreed, Villamizar arrives in Medellín. At Escobar's request, Villamizar and The Monkey, a representative of Escobar's, visit the prison in which Escobar would be maintained. Surrounding the compound is a double-row of 2.8 meter high fencing, trimmed with fifteen rows of five-thousand-volt electrified barbed wire; seven watch towers, nine including the two that guard the entrance. All of this is designed as much to keep Escobar in, as it is to keep those who would prefer him dead, out.

In the weeks that followed, Villamizar was traveling to Medellín and subsequently, La Loma, several times a week. Escobar's surrender was not without its complications, however. When Father García Herreros accused Escobar of being...

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