By Virginia Vallejo
En julio de 2006 un avión de l. a. DEA sacó a Virginia Vallejo de Colombia. Su vida estaba en peligro por haberse convertido en el testigo clave de los dos procesos criminales más importantes de los angeles segunda mitad del siglo veinte en su país: el asesinato de un candidato presidencial y los angeles toma del Palacio de Justicia, donde fallecieron alrededor de cien personas, entre magistrados, guerrilleros y civiles.
Veintiocho años antes, Virginia Vallejo period presentadora de televisión en Colombia y modelo que aparecía en las portadas de las principales revistas. Conoció en 1982 a Pablo Escobar, un misterioso político de treinta y tres años que en realidad manejaba los hilos de un mundo de riqueza inigualable en que gran parte del incesante flujo de dinero procedente del tráfico de cocaína se canalizaba a proyectos de caridad y a las campañas de candidatos presidenciales de su elección.
Este libro una apasionada historia de amor convertida en crónica del horror y l. a. vergüenza, describe l. a. evolución de una de las mentes criminales más siniestras de nuestro tiempo: su capacidad de infundir terror y generar corrupción, los vínculos entre sus negocios ilícitos y varios jefes de Estado, los asesinatos de candidatos presidenciales y los angeles guerra en que sumió a todo un país. Amando a Pablo, odiando a Escobar es también l. a. única visión íntima posible del legendario barón del narcotráfico, plena de glamour y espíritu de supervivencia, y no exenta de humor. Virginia Vallejo narra esta historia descarnada como nadie más podía haberlo hecho.
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