The palace of justice (El palacio de justicia)

To understand a country’s present, it is necessary to know the truth about its past.


On November 6 and 7, 1985, a commando group from M-19, led by Andrés Almarales and Luis Otero, forcefully took over the Palace of Justice in the heart of Plaza de Bolívar in Bogotá, in an operation named “Antonio Nariño, for the rights of man”. Although several books were written about this terrible event that resulted in the deaths of 98 people and left 11 missing, the investigation by Ana Carrigan, journalist and then correspondent for the New York Times in Bogotá, had been buried by the hard evidence it contains about those days.

Whether the army let the commando group in knowing what would happen, who gave the orders to execute people, and who are the eleven missing, are some of the questions Carrigan answers in The Palace of Justice, an exhaustive investigation that sheds light on one of the most important and bloody events in the history of Colombia.


RELEVANT DATA: Ana Carrigan’s second book has been highly praised among readers and critics for its literary style, research ability, and impartiality towards the events it recounts.


What readers have said about the work:


“A read that, between testimonies, hurts to the bone, and yet is enjoyed to the last page.” Goodreads.

“Essential reading to understand why Colombia persists in the vicious circle of violence.” Goodreads.


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