“I know those people. I was surrounded by them. I know what they did. I know what that kind of business can do to a family to a person to a country,” she added. Sofía’s brother, Rafael, was shot and killed in Bogotá in the 1990s, while her younger brother, Julio, was deported from the US to Colombia in 2011 after being arrested “nearly 30 times” while living with a drug addiction.