DEADLY DESPAIR

PUBLISHED in THE MEANDERING MIND

AMAZON RELEASE DATE: 07 NOV 2020

This essay, written in my preferred prose-poetry style, is based on a true firsthand account of the incident by the owner of Pan American Album Company, Inc., my publisher. Sitting very close to the entry where the suicide took place, October 5, 1965 in Bogota, Colombia, he did not learn of Ms. Arbenz’s identity until the morning newspapers slapped the nightmare in headlines. The experience– from gunfire to interrogations–was shocking. He recalls, a few months before, delving into the LIFE MAGAZINE showcasing Arabella’s talent and  beauty. Months after I completed all the research for this emotive version of events, Pan American Album Company, Inc., gifted me with this copy of LIFE MAGAZINE (16 De Agosto de 1965).