Consuelo Araújo

Consuelo Araújo

Consuelo Araújo Noguera, also known as "La Cacica", was a Colombian politician, writer and self-taught journalist, born August 1, 1940 in the city of Valledupar. Her nickname was given by a fellow journalist colleague for her tenacity and determination to achieve goals and leadership. Her most notorious achievement was the creation of one of the most important cultural and musical events of Colombia, the Vallenato Legend Festival, which promoted her beloved Vallenato music. She was kidnapped by the FARC September 24, 2001 in the outskirts of Valledupar and was killed six days later when the Colombian Army attempted a rescue on September 30, 2001. ... more on Wikipedia

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