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Radio Ambulante: El chamán / The Shaman

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The intense winter rains of 2011 left thousands of Colombians flooded out of their homes and claimed hundreds of lives. That same year, a man named Jorge Elías González became infamous for taking public money to keep the skies clear over Bogotá. Melba Escobar tells us his story.

Las intensaslluvias del invierno del 2011 dejaron a miles de colombianos sin casas y cientos de muertos. Esemismoaño, un hombre llamado Jorge ElíasGonzález se volviófamosoporcobrardinerospúblicosparamantener el cielo de Bogotádespejado. Melba Escobar nos cuentasuhistoria.

Please Note: This story is in Spanish and is an episode of Radio Ambulante, a new Spanish-language podcast produced at KALW. Go to the Radio Ambulante's program page to learn more.