Pionero, luchador y líder. Estos son los adjetivos que mejor describen a Cristhian Mancera Mejía, un abogado caleño tadeísta de 39 años, a quien la vida, como en las mejores películas, le ha dado varios giros inesperados, que lo han convertido en un personaje multifacético, ya sea como profesor de Derecho, pero también como líder de las comunidades de colombianos que residen en Estados Unidos, empresario y fundador de United Languages & Media Group, analista político y candidato a la Cámara de Representantes de Colombia por la diáspora.
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Cristhian Mancera loved his native Colombia and had planned to stay there forever. But when he was kidnapped at age 28, he lost faith in his country. “I was held for 10 hours and thought I was going to die. I was hit in the head multiple times,” he says. Although Mancera recovered physically, he never got over how he was treated by the Colombian government. “They didn’t help me at all, and I felt really alone. There was no protection,” says Mancera. So he left Colombia and settled in Miami.