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Frank Amodeo consults for a free democracy in the Democratic Republic of Congo

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Published on Nov 1, 2012

In order for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to be considered a free democracy among world governing bodies, the long-term president, considered a ruthless dictator by many, was pressured into having the DRC's, first-ever elections on July 30, 2006. Dr. Oscar Kashala, a dual citizen of the US and the DRC and a Harvard educated physician specializing in cancer research, decided to run for the presidency. Dr. Kashala contacted Frank Amodeo in 2005 and asked Amodeo for his political and campaign consulting services.

Mr. Amodeo assisted Dr. Kashala in developing an economic recovery plan for the DRC that would not only improve the standard of living in the distressed nation but do so without plundering the DRC's natural resources which other nations and even its own rulers had exploited for more than a century. Amodeo's sophisticated economic plan would allow the DRC to retain the country's vast resources but leverage these resources to support better healthcare, better education and improved infrastructure.

With Amodeo's help, Dr. Kashala progressed from becoming an unknown candidate, in a crowd of at least 28 candidates, to being a contender in the top three. Apparently this irritated the dictator who had his Congolese military arrest and detain three of Amodeo's employees; a former police captain, a security expert and a former Secret Service agent; who were in Kinshasa, DRC, to help with Dr. Kashala's campaign.

This video describes the story of the effort to support a campaign that would take this nation out of its third-world status and the heroic efforts of Amodeo and a team of hundreds of people Amodeo assembled around the world, to secure the release of these three employees -- without escalating the illegal detainment into a major international incident. Amodeo orchestrated efforts with the U.S. State Department and its law enforcement divisions, the U.S. Embassy, the European Union, the United Nations, Interpol, the Catholic Church, U.S. Senators and a variety of humanitarian organizations. These efforts were eventually successful and the three detainees were released without ever being charged with crimes and without any bribes or ransoms being paid; as is typically the case.

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