HBO Max’s four-part docuseries ‘Menudo: Forever Young’ focuses on the boy band’s origins in Puerto RicoIts rise in popularity worldwide over time. Edgardo DiazThe group’s founder and manager, Claude, had a constantly changing lineup to ensure his success. MenudoA certain youthfulness was maintained. HoweverHe has been the subject of numerous allegations of sexual abuse over the years. Bolivar ArellanoPhotojournalist, was the first to make the allegations public. So, if you’re curious to learn more about Bolivar, you’ve come to the right place.
Who is Bolivar Arellano?
Bolivar ArellanoBorn in September1944 in a small town of farmers Ecuador. HeHe was a photojournalist before the political unrest forced him to move to United States. BolivarHe felt his life was in danger because of his coverage of protests, rallies and violence in Ecuador. FearingHe would be kidnapped, and then executed by the government. Bolivar1971 was the year I made the decision to move to America.
WhileThe United States, Bolivar’s first brush with Menudo came in 1983 when he was asked to cover the band’s arrival in New YorkFor the first time. HeHe was married to Brunilda, a freelancer photographer who also shared the assignment. BolivarHe saw the fans clamoring to see him, and later, he made quite an amount of money selling those photographs. ThisThis gave him the idea of starting a MenudoIn merchandising store Manhattan, New YorkHe was also accompanied by his wife.
AsThe store was able to achieve this result. MenuditisIt was a huge success. AsPer the show BolivarThe band even toured with them many times, and former members would often visit the store to take photos and sign autographs. ButBy mid-1991 Bolivar’s explosive allegations shook the music world. HeParticipated in a talk show hosted and hosted by Carmen Jovetto talk about what he claimed was known about the abuse back then.
BolivarThat was the conclusion Menudo’s members were given alcohol and drugs in addition to being sexually abused. InThe docuseries, footage of the 1991 show BolivarSay it EdgardoYou wanted to sexually assault one of the members of the band. HeThe boy managed to escape by knocking on various hotel doors until another boy allowed him in. AccordingTo BolivarSomeone who worked with the band once walked into the studio. EdgardoSupposedly, one of the boys had sex.
Where is Bolivar Arellano Today?
ItThe show stated that Bolivar ArellanoEventually, he was found guilty of defamation. ButMultiple other former members of the band also made allegations of sexual abuse. AsPhotojournalist BolivarHe has assembled a remarkable body of work. DuringHis time with the Associated Press, he covered war zones. AfterMany years of service with them. BolivarWorked for the New York Post. DuringHe covered the civil war in the 1980s. El SalvadorLater, the Nicaraguan conflict. DuringDuring that time, BolivarEven kidnapped and taken by rebel militia.
ApartFrom that, BolivarCovered Guatemala’s Civil WarThe World Trade Center attack in 2001. HoweverHe was much more hurt by what he saw during the 9/11 attacks. Bolivar recalled, “TheImages of the tragedy would recur in my mind constantly. I recognized what I’d experienced, and I unhinged, mourning in tears. I insisted that nobody knew how awful I was emotionally and I tried not to face reality. I’m sure, though, that I haven’t been the same since,” he said as he looked away.”
AboutFour years after the attack, BolivarFinally, he accepted and sought therapy. HeRetired from the New York PostIn 2004, after having worked for the newspaper for over three decades. TodayHe still lives in New YorkTogether with his wife Brunilda. Bolivar isA loving father to a child and a grandparent. He isHe is active on social media and shares his past photos. Furthermore, Bolivar’s work was featured in a photography exhibit at Columbia University, New York, a few more years ago.
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