The Narco Brother

How does one explain, to those who ask, the scandal surrounding the vice president of Colombia, Marta Lucía Ramírez, and her brother who has been convicted drug trafficking? How does one justify that Álvaro Uribe, who was president of Colombia for 8 years, appointed José Obdulio Gaviria, first cousin of the infamous and ruthless narco-terrorist…

Posthumous Apologies

The world lives the anguish of succumbing to a pandemic. The emergency in hospitals, the shortage of medical supplies and equipment, and the dangers facing healthcare workers, even in the most powerful countries in the world; fear of the contagion among the population and the economic paralysis that augurs an unprecedented global recession, has brought…

The Only Heir (last part)

A few days after Liliana Laserna and her partner, Camilo Fidel Pinzón Gómez, were detained, Liliana underwent psychological and psychiatric evaluations that would determine the health of her mental state. The World Health Organization’s guide for psyhological evaulations sets standards for various severe mental disorders including schizophrenia, delirium, schizoaffective, bipolar, and depressive disorders. Liliana’s mental…

The Parachute Jump (part 3)

Once María Liliana Laserna and Camilo Fidel Pinzón Gómez were formally arrested, the District Attorney investigators went to examine the place where the ranch workers had mentioned that the couple had supposedly conducted a “dangerous radioactive experiment” in 2016. During the inspection, they found bone remains that are currently being analyzed by forensic scientists to…

Warning. Radioactive Material. (part 2)

Felipe returned to New York following his vacations in Colombia at the beginning of 2016. He was worried about his friend Liliana Laserna’s mental health. He began contacting her more frequently after he found out that her brother, former senator Juan Mario Laserna Jaramillo, had died in a traffic accident in June of that same…