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María O'Donnell
The Brothers Born


Commercial Non-Fiction / Divulgation

  • Published: 01/05/2015
  • ISBN: 9789500752435
  • 352 pages

A real-life thriller of political finances behind the kidnapping of Jorge and Juan Born. In 1975 Argentina witnessed the most expensive kidnapping in history. The fortune from the wealthiest family in the country served to finance the “Montoneros”, an Argentine leftist urban guerrilla and subversive group. Jorge Born II, president of Bunge and Born industry, refused to pay the rescue of 100 million dollars for his two sons. So, Jorge negotiated his own rescue, bringing it down to 60 million dollars, and convincing his father to pay for it before Juan turned crazy.

About the author

María O’Donnell holds a degree in Political Science from the Universidad de Buenos Aires (1992) and a Master’s in International Relations from the Facultad Latinoamericana. She was deputy director of the magazine TXT. She has earned three Martín Fierro Prizes and two ETER Awards for her radio work.