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The Mixed-Up Brothers of Bogotá

The Mixed-Up Brothers of Bogotá
Leer en español The Beginning They were two pretty young women in search of pork ribs for a barbecue later that day, a Saturday in the summer of 2013. Janeth Páez suggested that they stop by a grocery store not far from where her friend Laura Vega Garzón lived in northern Bogotá. Janeth’s boyfriend’s cousin, William, a sweet young man with a thick country accent, worked behind the butcher counter there, expertly filleting beef and cutting pigs’ feet that his customers liked to boil with beans. Janeth was sure he would give her and Laura a cut rate on the ribs. As Laura walked into the grocery store, catching up with Janeth, she was surprised to spot someone she knew. ‘‘Oh, no, that’s William,’’ Janeth said. ‘‘No, it’s Jorge — I know him,’’ Laura said. Laura was baffled: Why was Jorge pretending to be someone else? The following Monday at Strycon, Laura told Jorge about her funny misunderstanding with his double at the butcher counter. Continue reading the main story Slide Show Photo

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