are so many cases. Andrés Eloy Blanco Fernández, 26, kidnapped on December 1,
2009, in the town of La Luz, Municipality of Bishops. The ransom was paid, but
he never reached home. His parents have made unsuccessful
to an urban legend widespread in the area during those years, he had been thrown
to Pepito, the caiman, a pet of one of the powerful construction unions at that
time. A protected witness gave a statement at the time, but then he retracted
when he was threatened and blackmailed, and never again spoke of what happened.
When he was interviewed for the first time, he even said –newspaper clipping in
hand- that the young man had been murdered. But there have never been
some kidnappings extend over time, like Pedro Antonio Zambrano’s, which occurred
on September 9, 2006, when he was 42 years old, a producer, originally from the
town of the Municipality of Pedraza. As a certificate of life, they sent the
mother a finger and then a video showing the missing tip.
Alí Sánchez, who disappeared on December 25, 2009, was 38 years old. He was
engaged in the sale of fish. Six hooded men with short weapons broke into his
home and took him away without saying a single word. He screamed not to take him
away, that he had not done anything. The men arrived in a four-door truck,
double cab, and small car.
father, Jacinto González, would come that day to talk with the neighbors and
determine if there was something strange. "Both they and I were surprised. Why
did that happen to him if he was a quiet man, coming from the river with the
never called Jacinto. The authorities remained silent. "Our hope is that the
security forces bring my son alive or dead, even his bones. That’s my
couple of years ago, Oscar Pineda said in an interview with the press that the
Colombian guerrillas would have at least five hostages who lived in Barinas when
they were kidnapped. Today, he reiterates it and asks to write down the case of
a young nurse from Táchira who had been in the hands of the guerrillas for
several years. "I only remember that her name is María and her case has been
reported by the state of Tachira media." Meanwhile, the days go by and the peace
agreement, with its setbacks, is the flavor of the month in Colombia. But nobody
gives answers to those families.