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Niece nobel prize winner, Márquez is freed

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BOGOTA – Colombian security forces have the niece saved from the world-famous writer and nobel prize winner Gabriel García Márquez. Kidnappers had converted to 4.4 million euros demanded for the release of the 34-year-old Melissa Martinez Garcia.

Archive view by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

President Iván Duque made the liberation of Garcia Monday known. The woman was at the end of August is kidnapped by armed men, her vehicle blocked in the city of Santa Marta. Garcia is the granddaughter of the brother of the deceased nobel prize winner.

The head of the national police, told a local radio station that a group of right-wing former paramilitaries behind the kidnapping was. During the rescue operation would be fifteen people have been arrested.

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