Pablo Escobar

“The Legend of Pablo Escobar”

One of the greatest outlaws known to mankind, a manipulative individual of power, prestige, and violence, Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria was a Colombian drug lord who took his leadership of one of the most influential criminal organizations in history to more than just the next level. The reach of his power in the 1980s made him the most feared terrorist in the world. Not only did he control a cosmic kingdom of drugs and murder that expanded across the globe, but he also made billions of dollars in the process. Pablo Escobar transformed from lower middle class, to the ruling of airplanes, mansions, even an army of soldiers, and finally, to a legend ...

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of the valleys and abundant plateaus, most of the population resides here (Colombia). The downtown portion of the east, with its tropical and clean surroundings, also includes the chaos of people, vehicles, and loud sounds of motorcycle traffic. Several buildings of glass, steel, and cement fill the city creating a skyline. Houses made of concrete brick, wood, clay, and straw neighbor these buildings on all sides (Peace).
In the midst of a Columbian civil war era filled with nightmare on every street, the historic legend, Pablo Escobar, was born on December 1, 1949. The son of a peasant farmer and a school teacher, he grew up with the horrifying and often gory events of La Violencia that surrounded his native town, Medellín (Godfather). La Violencia was a period of war between the conservatives and the liberals that resulted in the death of thousands. Guerilla armies made escapades across the country robbing, raping, and killing their enemies. They traveled from ...

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and when I am I’ll take 10 percent of the earnings of the richest people to help the poor. With those funds we’ll build schools and roads” (17). A man of big dreams and high expectations, Pablo Escobar would not settle for anything less than what he desired.
Escobar knew what he wanted; he wanted to be filthy rich and he did not care how he did it, as long as he got there. His criminal life began on the streets of Medellín as a car thief, but he would soon work his way up to the top of the crime ladder (Colombia Connection). As a teenager, he also reportedly blasted off the names on tombstones and resold them to village people and smugglers from Panama (Pablo ...

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Added: 4/25/2011 08:22:06 AM
Submitted By: amandacorredine
Category: World History
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