Eric Volz

Eric Volz
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ERIC VOLZ was born in Northern California.  He is a former magazine publisher and investment consultant, who holds a degree in Latin American Studies from the University of California, San Diego.

In November 2006, while living in Nicaragua, he was falsely accused and wrongfully convicted for the rape and murder of his ex-girlfriend Doris Jiménez, and consequently sentenced to a 30-year prison term. After spending over a year in the Nicaraguan Prison system, an appeals court overturned the conviction and Volz was released in December of 2007.

Since his release, Volz filed a petition in the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights of the Organization of American States, seeking a declaration of his innocence and protection under the American Convention on Human Rights from further persecution by the Government of Nicaragua. Although he is no longer behind bars, his case continues to test the role and authority of a supra-national tribunal with major potential to engage international policy discussions and subsequent reform.

He has been a guest on and featured in The Today Show, CNN, NBC News, PBS, Telemundo and Univision, New York Times, Washington Post, WSJ, People and NPR.


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Gringo Nightmare by Eric Volz--Chapter 14 Excerpt

"Hear Eric Volz read from his book Gringo Nightmare: A Young American Framed for Murder in Nicaragua. Featured on Fox News and Univision and selected as Larry King’s Book of the Week, this is Volz's harrowing true story. In this book excerpt, we hear from chapter 14, in which things start looking up for Volz's case, but not for long. Read more about the book Gringo Nightmare at http://us.macmillan.com/gringonightmare/EricVolz Learn more about Eric Volz at http://us.macmillan.com/author/ericvolz"

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Gringo Nightmare by Eric Volz--Chapter 4: Suddenly the Enemy

"Hear Eric Volz read from his book Gringo Nightmare: A Young American Framed for Murder in Nicaragua. Featured on Fox News and Univision and selected as Larry King’s Book of the Week, this is Volz's harrowing true story of being held in a Nicaraguan prison for a murder he didn’t commit. In this excerpt, Volz enters a prison. Read more about the book Gringo Nightmare at http://us.macmillan.com/gringonightmare/EricVolz Learn more about author Eric Volz at http://us.macmillan.com/author/ericvolz"

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Gringo Nightmare by Eric Volz--Author's Note

"Listen to Eric Volz read the Author's Note from his book Gringo Nightmare: A Young American Framed for Murder in Nicaragua. Featured on Fox News and Univision and selected as Larry King’s Book of the Week, this is the harrowing true story of an American held in a Nicaraguan prison for a murder he didn’t commit. Read more about the book Gringo Nightmare at http://us.macmillan.com/gringonightmare/EricVolz Learn more about author Eric Volz at http://us.macmillan.com/author/ericvolz"

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Gringo Nightmare

Eric Volz
St. Martin's Griffin

Featured on Fox News and Univision and selected as Larry King’s Book of the Week, this is the harrowing true story of an American held in a Nicaraguan prison...


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