assassination

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assassination

The deliberate killing of a person, especially a public figure, either for hire or to advance a religious, ideological, political or military agenda.
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No futuro (1989), La vendedora de rosas (1998) y Sumas y Restas (2004) de Victor Gaviria, paralelamente con La virgen de los sicarios de Barbet Schroeder (2000) y Rosario Tijeras (2005), presentan la capital antioquena como un ambiente que favorecio la violencia que define la cultura del narcotrafico colombiano.
When Alonso Salazar, who was elected in 2008 the Mayor of Medellin, wrote in the early 1990s two testimonial-anthropological accounts about the underworld of Antioquian sicarios and their female companions--meaning adolescent killers for hire recruited by drug lords as a weapon and shield against their enemies--the topic was still relatively unknown outside of Antioquia, but it had already become a cultural phenomenon with its own language, a very peculiar take on religion, and a media-inspired fashion style.
Schroeder's behind-the-scenes experiences, however, resembled the on-camera drama, whose screenplay by Fernando Vallejo is based on his novel ``La Virgen de Los Sicarios.