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Colombia’s rain shaman got paid to stop the storms, until he couldn’t

17 mins | Oct 30, 2021
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His governmental role was unofficial and yet, widely trusted. For decades, Bogotá officials and event planners gave thousands of dollars to a mystic man named Jorge Elias González to manipulate the weather. But then a corruption probe, and a few memorable downpours, shook their faith. In this fascinating and peculiar tale, Matthew Bremner explores Elias González's methods and background and tries to answer two key questions: does he really believe what he sells? And how did he get so far?
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