News of a Kidnapping Characters

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Orlando Acevedo

Orlando Acevedo is one of Diana Turbay's cameramen. The kidnappers free him on December 17.

Richard Becerra

Richard Becerra is one of Diana's cameramen. He gains his freedom after the police raid that takes Diana's life.

Hero Buss

Hero Buss is a German journalist who travels with Diana Turbay's crew. The kidnappers free him on December 11.

Pablo Escobar

Pablo Escobar is the head of the Medellín drug cartel. At the time of the abductions, Escobar's fugitive, shadowy identity has led some people to doubt his very existence. Escobar has risen from petty thiefdom to heading a multibillion-dollar, international drug industry. In his hometown of Medellín, Escobar provides jobs and charitable services to slumdwellers. After he is imprisoned, Escobar continues to run his drug business. He is shot and killed by Colombian authorities on December 2, 1993, a few months after his escape from prison.

Father Rafael García Herreros

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