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The Ghostwriter and the Apprentice

August 06, 2018

It must always be strange to see your friend become president.

But I confess: It’s especially strange with Iván Duque.

I first met Colombia’s next president because of my collaboration with a previous one. Regular readers may know that throughout my career as a journalist, I have sometimes moonlighted as a “ghostwriter” for well-known Latin Americans. In 2006, I helped Fernando Henrique Cardoso write The Accidental President of Brazil. In 2014, just prior to the...

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