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Jorge Eliecer Gaitan Monument

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Address: Carrera 7 and Ave. Jimenez, Bogota, Colombia

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Jorge Eliecer Gaitán Monument

Jorge Eliecer Gaitán was a charismatic, leftist politician who was assasinated in downtown Bogotá in 1948. Gaitan became famous by denouncing the 1928 massacre of striking bannana... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 July 2009
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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

There are just a few plaques on the wall but arguably the most important event in 20th century Colombian history happened here. If you're in the area it's worth taking a minute to stop by and acknowledge this. Gaitan's assassination had repercussions beyond Cuba. Later that afternoon the reformist politician was scheduled to meet with some politically-minded college students from... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2009

Jorge Eliecer Gaitán was a charismatic, leftist politician who was assasinated in downtown Bogotá in 1948. Gaitan became famous by denouncing the 1928 massacre of striking bannana workers, which Gabriel Garcia Marquez also wrote about in One Hundred Years of Solitude. Gaitan might well have been elected president, and his killing triggered enormous riots, during which mobs pushed over the... More 

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