10 Sinister Facts About Pablo Escobar That Everyone Forgets - Listverse (2022)

Pablo Escobar—the Cocaine Kingpin, the Godfather, the Tsar of Cocaine. There are many names associated with his legacy, but there are also many contradictions.

A pillar of the Colombian community, he had sympathy for those he felt had been let down by the government. Yet the truth, as detailed by family members and those who spent years tirelessly attempting to hunt him down, tells a very different story, one of a cold-blooded assassin who stopped at nothing to make his billions. This is the real sinister legacy of Pablo Escobar that nobody should forget.

10 He Stole Tombstones To Make His First Fortune

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For Escobar, business always came before morals, and that was a rule he stuck by from the very beginning. Born December 1, 1949, in Rionegro, Colombia, and raised in nearby Medellin, he was a child of an era known as La Violencia, during which there was much political unrest and poverty. Escobar wanted a different life for himself; it is said that one of his first illegal enterprises was robbing tombstones from local graveyards, sanding down the names, and selling them to Panamanian smugglers.[1] Escobar stated that by the age of 22, he would be a millionaire—he never had a doubt.

In the early 1970s, Escobar had developed a versatile criminal career working as a thief and a bodyguard. But, like many up-and-coming drug lords, he desired to be a cartel leader, and much bloodshed had to take place to get him there.

9 He Used Hit Men To Do The Job

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In order for Escobar to rise to the top of his game, he had to incite terror in both his colleagues and his competition. Rarely was there blood on his own hands; instead, he controlled a network of hit men. His top hit man was John Jairo Velasquez, also known as “Popeye.” One of Popeye’s most notable hits was the assassination of presidential hopeful and anti-drug-trafficking crusader Luis Carlos Galan in 1989. After Popeye was convicted for his role in that hit, he confessed to participating in around 300 murders and ordering some 3,000 others.

Popeye told Bocas magazine, “I had to kill a bus driver. The mother of a friend [of] Pablo Escobar was on his bus and he accelerated as she was getting off and she fell. He left her lying on the floor, he didn’t help and she died.” He added, “The guy asked Pablo Escobar to help him get his revenge. I found the [driver] and killed him. I didn’t feel anything. I haven’t lost any sleep over the acts I’ve committed.”[2] In 1992, Popeye was sentenced to 52 years in prison, yet despite his staggering body count, he was paroled in 2014.

8 He Hid Behind His ‘Robin Hood’ Image

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Unbelievably, during his reign of terror, Escobar was also looked upon as a Robin Hood-like figure. He built schools and sports fields for the local communities, donated large sums of money to charity, funded people’s medical expenses, and built houses for the poor. His construction, Barrio Pablo Escobar, still exists today and houses more than 12,000 people in 2,800 homes; there are even images of him at the site with the sign: “Welcome to Barrio Pablo Escobar. Here, you breathe peace.”

He never missed a PR opportunity and dreamed of one day becoming Colombia’s president. In his own uncle’s newspaper, one anonymous admirer said, “His hands, almost priest-like, drawing parabolas of friendship and generosity in the air. Yes, I know him, his eyes weeping because there is not enough bread for all the nation’s dinner tables. I have watched his tortured feelings when he sees street children—angels without toys, without a present, without a future.”[3]

Javier Pena, a former DEA agent who successfully tracked down Escobar, said, “People loved him and that often got in our way. Many in Colombia looked up to him as a God but he was just a master manipulator.”

7 He Turned Medellin Into Colombia’s Murder Capital

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In 1989, Medellin reportedly had the highest homicide rate in Colombia. In that year alone, more than 2,600 people were brutally murdered in a city with a population of two million.

According to Charles Anthony Gillespie, who was the US ambassador to Colombia between 1985 to 1988, the city was under the control of the narcotics empire, and the daily slayings were out of control. He said:

A class of assassins had developed in Colombia. They are called sicarios (hired assassins) in Spanish. These are kids, often street kids who were basically brought up in small gangs where they learned how to kill people. They were tested by being given a gun. They would go out and get on a motorcycle, ride up behind somebody, put their gun as near as they could to the back of someone’s head or the rear window of the car, and blast away. Or they would do that when the car was stopped at a light. If the car is not armored or does not have some armor plate, that’s goodbye to the victim. That’s the end of it.

He added:

Medellin had basically gone over to the narcotics traffickers. [...] During the three years that I was in Colombia, I made two trips to Medellin but did not spend the night there. It wasn’t considered safe.[4]

6 He Killed 107 People Aboard A Plane

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In 1989, 101 passengers and a crew of six were all killed during an explosion on Avianca Flight 203, which was bound for Cali.[5] The Boeing 727 crashed near Bogota, and the event was the deadliest single criminal attack to occur in Colombia for decades. Escobar had planned the explosion in the hope that it would kill the presidential candidate, Cesar Gaviria Trujillo. However, Trujillo was not on the flight and went on to become president of Colombia. The bombing also resulted in the deaths of two Americans, which led the Bush administration to begin their hunt for Escobar to bring him to justice.

A witness who called Radio Caracol shortly after the crash detailed, “I heard explosions and I thought there was some problem with transformers in the electrical station, but I looked up and saw a plane explode in the air, and bodies and pieces of luggage were falling.”

5 His Bombing Trail Also Killed Children

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In early 1993, another one of Pablo Escobar’s bombs killed 20 shoppers—including four children—and injured around 70 other victims. During peak time at Northern Bogota’s Center 93 mall, a remote-controlled bomb placed in a stolen van was detonated outside a bookstore where young children were shopping for school supplies. A presidential spokesperson said, “We have now had confirmation from military intelligence that Escobar planned and carried out the bombing.”

Escobar, who was a fugitive at the time, had warned the Colombian government that he would cause mass panic unless he was granted the same political rights as the country’s left-wing guerrillas. President Gaviria said of the attack, “Intelligence information indicates that the narco-terrorist Pablo Escobar and what is left of his murderous organization are responsible for this murderous act. But the government and the citizenry will not let themselves be intimidated.”[6]

4 Underage Girls

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In 1976, before his career in the cartel had really begun, Pablo Escobar married Maria Victoria Henao. He was 26, and she was 15. Escobar’s connection with young girls continued long into his marriage. Underage girls from poor neighborhoods were gathered by a group of his men called Los Senuelos—meaning “bait”—then brought to parties. According to Colombia’s Semana magazine, after one of his depraved orgies, police discovered the bodies of 24 young girls who were all under 19 years old.[7]

In 1991, he built his own private luxury prison, La Catedral, where he could serve his sentence after surrendering but still continue with his illegal operations. Even the Colombian police were not allowed within 5 kilometers (3 mi) of the facility. It had also been reported that Escobar continued to have young girls delivered to his luxury prison for his own private entertainment.

3 His Family Went Through Hell

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Even after his death, Escobar’s wife and son had to move to Argentina, where they lived in exile. His wife Maria Henao changed her name to Maria Santos Caballero, and his son Juan Pablo became Juan Sebastian Marroquin Santos. In 2000, they were both arrested for money laundering and sentenced to 15 months in jail before being released due to insufficient evidence. Escobar’s wife said, “I am a prisoner in Argentina for being Colombian. They want to try the ghost of Pablo Escobar because they want to prove that Argentina is combating drug trafficking.”[8]

Juan Sebastian also spoke about his father to Euronews. He told them, “It seems to me that the image of Pablo Escobar has been used to tell stories about him that are not true. As his son, it’s up to me to tell the truth about Escobar. It’s not a truth that benefits me—quite the contrary—it’s a truth that makes my father look even worse than how he is shown in the movies.”

2 Bribing The Colombian Government

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Escobar was so feared that he was able to bribe even the highest-ranking politicians, officials, and judges. His motto was “Plata o plomo,” meaning “silver or lead”—those who could not be bribed with money would be shot and killed.

As Mark Bowden, author of Killing Pablo: The Hunt for the World’s Greatest Outlaw, described it:

Between 1976 and 1980, bank deposits in Colombia’s four major cities more than doubled. So many illegal American dollars were flooding into the country that the country’s elite began looking for ways to score its share without breaking the law. President Alfonso Lopez Michelsen’s administration permitted a practice that the central bank called “opening a side window,” which allowed unlimited quantities of dollars to be converted to Colombian pesos. [...] The government played along by turning a blind eye.[9]

1 His Own Brother Turned Against Him

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During the takedown of Escobar, he was turned on by his own brother, former accountant Roberto Escobar. Juan Sebastian Marroquin Santos, Pablo’s son, wrote in his book, Pablo Escobar: My Father, “My uncle Roberto Escobar, the official informant of the DEA, actively contributed to delivering him to his enemies. Him, his siblings, and even his own mother. It is a story that I’m not proud of, and I wish it had been a story about family values, respect, and company, and affection, but sadly it was not like that.”[10]

The paramilitary group Los PEPES, which stands for “People Persecuted by Pablo Escobar,” the Cali Cartel, the US and Colombian governments, and Roberto split the Medellin cartel and made those closest to Escobar into his enemies. On December 2, 1993, after 16 months of chasing Escobar, he was traced by a phone call made to his son and gunned down on a rooftop in Medellin. More than 25,000 locals held a funeral procession for the kingpin. After his death, the New York Daily News reported the “locals wailed and moaned, hailing the dead drug lord as a savior of the poor.” His grave in Cemetario Jardins Montesacro, Itagui, is the second-most-visited tomb in South America.

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How much did Pablo Escobar make a day? ›

Pablo Escobar's Cash

Cash from the United States was pouring into Pablo Escobar's hands every day. It is estimated that Pablo Escobar received over $50 million in cash each day through his drug sales.

Who captured Pablo Escobar? ›

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Was Pablo Escobar the richest man in the world? ›

Escobar was transformed into one of the richest people in the world. Escobar is estimated to have a personal wealth of US$25 billion, or around Rp. 358.9 trillion. He bought everything with that kind of money.

How much money did Pablo Escobar have? ›

With a reported worth of $25 billion, Escobar had ample money to spend—and he did. His lavish lifestyle included private planes, luxurious homes (see below), and over-the-top parties. In the late 1980s he reportedly offered to pay off his country's debt of $10 billion if he would be exempt from any extradition treaty.

Was Pablo Escobar a good man? ›

While seen as an enemy of the United States and Colombian governments, Escobar was a hero to many in Medellín, especially to the poor. He was a natural at public relations, and he worked to create goodwill among the poor of Colombia.

How bad was Pablo Escobar? ›

Escobar was responsible for killing about 4,000 people, including an estimated 200 judges and 1,000 police, journalists, and government officials. In the 1980s, Escobar's Medellin cartel was responsible for 80 percent of the cocaine that was sent to the United States.

Who is the biggest drug lord now? ›

As of 2021, the Sinaloa Cartel remains Mexico's most dominant drug cartel. After the arrest of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, the cartel is now headed by Ismael Zambada García (aka El Mayo) and Guzmán's sons, Alfredo Guzmán Salazar, Ovidio Guzmán López and Ivan Archivaldo Guzmán Salazar.

Is Colombia safe? ›

Violent crime, including armed robbery and homicide, is widespread. Terrorist groups are active in some parts. The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens as U.S. government-personnel travel to these areas is severely restricted due to security concerns.

Is Agent Pena real? ›

Peña worked as a consultant on the Netflix series Narcos. Peña was not involved in the DEA's Cali Cartel activities; his involvement in the investigation in season three of the Netflix series is a fictional account.

Who was the richest person ever? ›

It's impossible to know this for certain. However, here is what the historical sources do tell us: in 1324, Mansa Musa, ruler of the medieval Mali empire, which stretched across west Africa (not to be confused with today's Mali), set off on pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina, the two holiest cities of Islam.

Who was the richest man in 1980s? ›

1980s: Yoshiaki Tsutsumi

Japanese property magnate Yoshiaki Tsutsumi was the richest person of the 1980s, topping the Forbes global wealth list three years in a row.

Who is the richest man in Colombia? ›

Colombia: richest people 2022, by net worth

In 2022, Luis Carlos Sarmiento ranked as the wealthiest person from Colombia. The business magnate garnered his fortune from the construction business and invested in banks, accumulating a fortune worth almost 10 billion U.S. dollars.

Did Escobar run out of money? ›

While verifying Escobar's wealth is impossible because of the nature of drug money, estimates run as high as $30 billion. Escobar made the Forbes' list of international billionaires for seven years straight, from 1987 until 1993.

How long did Pablo Escobar hide? ›

Escobar had been in hiding for five years, challenging the authority of the state by assassinating a minister of justice.

How much money did Pablo Escobar hide? ›

A nephew of drug lord Pablo Escobar's said he has found $25 million in cash hidden in the wall of one of the infamous criminal's homes. Nicolas Escobar claimed a "vision" told him precisely where to search for the money inside the apartment in Medellin, Colombia, where he now lives in, according to reports.

Did Escobar bomb a wedding? ›

The 1992 Cali wedding bombing occurred on 24 December 1992 when Pablo Escobar and the Medellin Cartel bombed the wedding of Cali Cartel boss Gilberto Rodriguez Orejuela's daughter in the city of Cali, Colombia.

What did Pablo Escobar do for the poor? ›

He built the land, filling it with football fields, dinosaur statues, to an artificial lake and zoo that housed giraffes, hippos, and camels. On the other hand, Pablo was known as a hero. He funded many projects to help the poor, bringing him together with the fabled legend, Robin Hood.

Who is the biggest female drug lord? ›

Griselda Blanco, bynames Godmother of Cocaine, the Godmother, and Black Widow, (born February 15, 1943, Santa Marta?, Colombia—died September 3, 2012, Medellín), Colombian cocaine trafficker who amassed a vast empire and was a central figure in the violent drug wars in Miami in the 1970s and '80s.

Who is the most feared drug lord? ›

Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán

Guzman is the most notorious drug lord of all time, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). In the 1980s, he was a member of the Guadalajara Cartel and used to work for Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo.

Who was the richest black drug dealer ever? ›

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) ranks him as one of the top 10 drug traffickers in U.S. history and he is estimated to have had $20 million in savings.
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Frank Matthews (drug trafficker)
Frank Matthews
Criminal statusFugitive from justice from 1973 charges.
Spouse(s)Barbara Hinton
Children3
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Is America safe? ›

Unfortunately, it is true that – statistically, at least – the USA is far from the safest country in the world. If we take a look at the Global Peace Index of 2019, which measures the peacefulness and general safety of 163 nations across the globe, the United States ranks 128th.

Is Colombia poor? ›

MEDIAN INCOME

Monetary poverty increased in Colombia, going from 34.7 percent in 2018 based on official poverty rates (and using the new poverty methodology) to 35.7 percent in 2019, resulting in an additional 662,000 thousand people falling into poverty.

Can you drink the water in Colombia? ›

Colombia. Colombia has excellent water resources and tap water in bigger cities and mountainous areas is usually safe to drink.

Was Limon from Narcos real? ›

Alvaro de Jesus Agudelo, also known as Jhon Burgos (alias "El Limon") (?- 2 December 1993) was Pablo Escobar's chauffeur and bodyguard from 1992 to 1993. He was Escobar's last ally, and he died alongside his boss in the Los Olivos raid of 2 December 1993 after over a year of faithful service to the Medellín Cartel.

Who took down Cali Cartel? ›

Jorge Salcedo Cabrera
Jorge Salcedo
OccupationEngineer, surveillance expert
OrganizationCali Cartel (1989–1995)
Known forOperation Cornerstone
Criminal statusEntered witness protection
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Was agent Murphy real? ›

Murphy (born 1957) is an American retired federal agent of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) who, along with Javier Peña, was one of the lead investigators in the manhunt of Colombian drug lord and leader of the Medellín Cartel, Pablo Escobar.

Who was the first billionaire? ›

John D. Rockefeller was born in 1839. He started working at a young age and established Standard Oil Company in 1870. Eventually, this firm became one of the most powerful companies in history, making Rockefeller the first-ever billionaire on the planet when it was worth $1 billion in 1916.

Which country is the richest in the world? ›

China had in 2020-21 surpassed the United States becoming the wealthiest nation in the world, according to a report released by McKinsey & Co. The report was published after examining the national balance sheets of ten countries having over 60% of the global income.

Who is the richest family in the world? ›

Key Takeaways. At $238 billion, the Waltons are the richest family in the world thanks to their massive stake in Walmart, the world's largest company by revenue.

Who is a trillionaire? ›

It was in fact Jeff Bezos who was set to become the first trillionaire. However, he is now forecasted to reach US$1.06 trillion in 2030, six years behind Musk in sixth place. Gautam Adani and Zhang Yiming are anticipated to be the next to amass more than US$1 trillion after Musk, according to the study.

Who are the 3 richest families in America? ›

The U.S. is home to the three richest families in the world. The Walton, Mars and Koch families have topped the list of wealthiest clans in the world, according to a September report from Bloomberg.

Who is the richest person in the world 2022? ›

As of 14 June 2022, with a net worth of roughly $209 billion, Elon Musk is the richest person in the world, followed by Jeff Bezos (No. 2, $126 billion), Bernard Arnault (No. 3, $120 billion); and Bill Gates (No. 4, $113 billion). Warren Buffett is the fifth-richest person globally, with $101 billion.

Is Colombia a poor or rich country? ›

Whether you are rich or you are poor, these—indeed—are very strange and frightening times.
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84Bosnia and Herzegovina16,302
85Grenada16,288
86Brazil16,169
87Colombia15,922
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Who is the richest family in Colombia? ›

The Santo Domingo family is a Colombian family whose collective fortune makes them among the richest families in the Americas. They have also been known to dominate the beer market.

How many billionaires live in Colombia? ›

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Country# of BillionairesBillionaires per million people
Colombia30.059
Greece30.28
Cyprus33.378
Monaco378.74
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How much money did the Medellín cartel make a day? ›

At the height of its operations, the Medellín Cartel smuggled multiple tons of cocaine each week into countries around the world and brought in up to US$60 million daily in drug profits. Colombians and international people out of Colombia.

How much money did Pablo Escobar make a year? ›

Rats ate billions of dollars belonging to Escobar

At the peak of their powers, the Medellín Cartel were reportedly raking in around $20 billion ever year with Pablo Escobar's personal wealth reaching $30 billion. The fact that selling drugs is a cash-only business, he had a lot of trouble hiding it all safely.

Did Escobar run out of money? ›

While verifying Escobar's wealth is impossible because of the nature of drug money, estimates run as high as $30 billion. Escobar made the Forbes' list of international billionaires for seven years straight, from 1987 until 1993.

How much did El Chapo earn? ›

His drug empire made Guzmán a billionaire, and he was ranked the 10th richest man in Mexico and 1,140th in the world in 2011, with a net worth of roughly US$1 billion. To assist his drug trafficking, the Sinaloa Cartel also built a shipping and transport empire.

This is the real sinister legacy of Pablo Escobar that nobody should forget.. The mother of a friend [of] Pablo Escobar was on his bus and he accelerated as she was getting off and she fell.. His construction, Barrio Pablo Escobar, still exists today and houses more than 12,000 people in 2,800 homes; there are even images of him at the site with the sign: “Welcome to Barrio Pablo Escobar.. Escobar had planned the explosion in the hope that it would kill the presidential candidate, Cesar Gaviria Trujillo.. In early 1993, another one of Pablo Escobar’s bombs killed 20 shoppers—including four children—and injured around 70 other victims.. President Gaviria said of the attack, “Intelligence information indicates that the narco-terrorist Pablo Escobar and what is left of his murderous organization are responsible for this murderous act.. In 1976, before his career in the cartel had really begun, Pablo Escobar married Maria Victoria Henao.. They want to try the ghost of Pablo Escobar because they want to prove that Argentina is combating drug trafficking.” [8]. He told them, “It seems to me that the image of Pablo Escobar has been used to tell stories about him that are not true.. During the takedown of Escobar, he was turned on by his own brother, former accountant Roberto Escobar.. Juan Sebastian Marroquin Santos, Pablo’s son, wrote in his book, Pablo Escobar: My Father , “My uncle Roberto Escobar, the official informant of the DEA, actively contributed to delivering him to his enemies.. The paramilitary group Los PEPES, which stands for “People Persecuted by Pablo Escobar,” the Cali Cartel, the US and Colombian governments, and Roberto split the Medellin cartel and made those closest to Escobar into his enemies.. On December 2, 1993, after 16 months of chasing Escobar, he was traced by a phone call made to his son and gunned down on a rooftop in Medellin.

Men sannheten, som beskrevet av familiemedlemmer og de som tilbrakte år uten å forsøke å jakte ham, forteller en helt annen historie, en av en kaldblodig assassin som stoppet for ingenting for å tjene sine milliarder.. Født 1. desember 1949, i Rionegro, Colombia, og reist i nærliggende Medellin, var han et barn av en tid kjent som La Violencia, hvor det var mye politisk uro og fattigdom.. Moderen til en venn av Pablo Escobar var på bussen, og han akselererte da hun gikk av og hun falt.. Hans konstruksjon, Barrio Pablo Escobar, eksisterer fortsatt i dag og huser mer enn 12.000 mennesker i 2800 boliger; Det er til og med bilder av ham på stedet med tegnet: "Velkommen til Barrio Pablo Escobar.. Et vitne som kalte Radio Caracol kort tid etter krasjdetaljene, "Jeg hørte eksplosjoner, og jeg trodde det var noe problem med transformatorer i elektrisk stasjon, men jeg så opp og så et fly eksplodere i luften, og kroppsdeler og biter av bagasje var fallende.”. Det er en historie jeg ikke er stolt av, og jeg skulle ønske det hadde vært en historie om familieverdier, respekt og selskap og kjærlighet, men dessverre var det ikke slik. ". Den 2. desember 1993, etter 16 måneder med å jage Escobar, ble han sporet av en telefonsamtale til sønnen hans og skutt ned på et tak i Medellin.

Escobar chtěl jiný život pro sebe; říká se, že jeden z jeho prvních nezákonných podniků zbavoval náhrobky z místních hřbitovů, pískoval jména a prodával je paamanským pašerákům.. "V roce 1992 byl Popeye odsouzen na 52 let vězení, a přesto, že jeho početné tělo počítá, byl v roce 2014 povolen.. Foto kredit: @ mellocapaika / Twitter Neuvěřitelně, při jeho panování teroru, Escobar byl také pohledu na jako Robin Hood-jako postava.. Jeho stavba, Barrio Pablo Escobar, stále existuje a v něm sídlí více než 12 000 lidí ve 2800 domácnostech; tam jsou dokonce i obrazy na něm s nápisem: "Vítejte v Barrio Pablo Escobar.. Jeho manželka Maria Henao změnila své jméno na Maria Santos Caballero a jeho syn Juan Pablo se stal Juan Sebastian Marroquin Santos.. Juan Sebastian Marroquin Santos, syn Pabla, napsal ve své knize, Pablo Escobar: Můj otec , "Můj strýc Roberto Escobar, oficiální informátor DEA, aktivně přispěl k jeho předání svým nepřátelům.

So says the National Security Commission on AI.. The Iranian computers had fallen victim to Stuxnet, the world’s first digital weapon.. Cyber security experts had never seen anything like it.. In 2009, Stuxnet infected the Natanz nuclear plant in central Iran.. It sabotaged the equipment, causing the centrifuges to repeatedly break down.. Pro-ISIS hacking group threatens cyber attack. For years now, Ukraine has been in the crosshairs of Russian cyber attackers.. Government and legal officials are most likely to be targeted.. The Electronic Army target what they call a “distortion of facts” from Western media.. In total, WannaCry is said to have cost Britain’s state healthcare system $121 million (£92 million).. At the time, the NHS lost $26 million (£20 million) through lost services.. The country receives around 20% of all cyber security investment.

As well as pink-haired pre-teens and flash-in-the-pan celebrities, Instagram is home to all manner of shady characters—from violent Taser-wielding cyberbullies to militant terrorists .. In the past, artifacts have been known to retail for the best part of $20,000 (£16,000).. While some US states do technically place legal restrictions on the skull market, traders have found that in the majority of cases these laws go unenforced.. An increasing number of couples in the US are turning to Instagram to adopt a baby .. Soon afterwards, images of Devins’ bloodied corpse began to emerge online, which were then shared across Instagram.. Clark, who was subsequently charged with Devins’ murder, saw his social media following surge.. Instagram is the latest social media site to be targeted by terrorist propaganda.. In 2017, The Times reported that more than 50,000 accounts had some links to ISIL militants.. Social media is notorious for wreaking havoc with users’ body image.. Now a new market has emerged on Instagram to profit from users’ insecurity and negative body image.. But, with almost half of young adults reporting some body anxiety due to social media, the advocates of body positivity have definitely got their work cut out.. Ercan was livid.. Ercan was banned from all social media platforms following her arrest in 2018.. Over the past few years, a new trend has emerged on social media.. And while she has never overtly claimed to be black, she has never denied it either.

Although Toole was convicted of six murders and Lucas of 11, each separately confessed to many more—with the numbers reaching into the hundreds.. His mother, Viola, beat him regularly and forced him to watch her have sex with strangers.. He was sentenced to at least 20 years in prison for the murder.. Lucas claimed that they killed more than 100 victims together from 1979 to 1981, often with Toole eating the remains.. During his later confessions to detectives, Lucas revealed that he had murdered both Powell and Rich.. Serial killer Ted Bundy confessed to murdering at least 30 victims in several different states between 1974 and 1978.. When questioned if he had committed any other murders that the cops got wrong, Toole replied, “Yeah.. During his time behind bars, Lucas began to boast about his murder spree and named his partner in crime as Toole.. But eventually, he began to confirm Lucas’s claims.

Pourtant, la vérité, telle que détaillée par les membres de la famille et ceux qui ont passé des années à tenter sans relâche de le pourchasser, raconte une histoire très différente, celle d'un assassin de sang-froid qui ne recule devant rien pour gagner des milliards.. Né le 1 er décembre 1949 à Rionegro, en Colombie, et élevé à Medellin, près de Medellin, il était l'enfant d'une époque connue sous le nom de La Violencia, au cours de laquelle agitation politique et grande pauvreté ont sévi.. Mais, à l'instar de nombreux futurs seigneurs de la drogue, il souhaitait devenir un chef de cartel et il devait y avoir beaucoup d'effusion de sang pour le faire venir ici.. L'un des succès les plus notables de Popeye a été l'assassinat de Luis Carlos Galan, candidat au pouvoir présidentiel et défenseur du trafic de drogue, en 1989. frappé, il a avoué avoir participé à environ 300 meurtres et en avoir commandé à 3 000 autres.. Il construisit des écoles et des terrains de sport pour les communautés locales, donna d'importantes sommes d'argent à des œuvres de charité, finança les dépenses médicales des personnes et construisit des maisons pour les pauvres.. Ils sortaient et montaient sur une motocyclette, montaient derrière quelqu'un, plaçaient leur arme aussi près que possible de l'arrière de la tête ou de la lunette arrière de la voiture et prenaient feu.. Le président Gaviria a déclaré à propos de l'attaque: «Les informations de l'intelligence indiquent que le narco-terroriste Pablo Escobar et ce qu'il reste de son organisation meurtrière sont responsables de cet acte meurtrier.. Selon la Colombie Semana magazine, après une de ses orgies dépravées, la police a découvert les corps de 24 jeunes filles âgées de moins de 19 ans.. Juan Sebastian Marroquin Santos, le fils de Pablo, a écrit dans son livre: Pablo Escobar: mon père , «Mon oncle Roberto Escobar, l'informateur officiel de la DEA, a activement contribué à le livrer à ses ennemis.

Pablo Escobar was a notorious Colombian drug lord whose empire grew to such lengths that he became one of the most powerful men in the world.. Pablo Escobar GraffittiPablo Escobar was born in Rionegro in Colombia.. It is estimated that at one point 70 to 80 tonnes of cocaine was being smuggled every month from Colombia to the United States by Pablo.. By the mid- 1980’s, Pablo Escobar was one of the most powerful men in the world.. Every day the Medellin drug cartel smuggled 15 tonnes of cocaine to US alone Pablo Escobar way of dealing with his enemies was “ plata o plomo “, meaning silver or lead .. Escobar had a policy of ‘plata o plomo’ or ‘silver or lead’ Pablo EscobarNear the small north-western Colombian town of Puerto Triunfo, Escobar purchased 20 square kilometers of land which included Hacienda Napoles.. Death of Pablo Escobar By late 1992, there were two organizations searching for Pablo Escobar: the Search Bloc, a special, US-trained Colombian task force , and “ Los Pepes ,” a shadowy organization of Escobar’s enemies, made up of family members of his victims and financed by Escobar’s main business rival, the Cali Cartel .. Two feature films on Escobar were announced in 2007: Escobar , a movie on his life, and Killing Pablo about how he was hunted and killed.

Men sanningen, som detaljerad av familjemedlemmar och de som spent år outtröttligt försöker jaga honom, berättar en helt annan historia, en av en blodblodig mördare som slutade på ingenting för att göra sina miljarder.. Fotokrediter: Czeshop.info För att Escobar skulle kunna stiga till toppen av sitt spel, var han tvungen att uppmana terror i både hans kollegor och hans konkurrens.. Moderen till en vän [av] Pablo Escobar var på sin buss och han accelererade när hon gick av och hon föll.. Ett vittne som kallade Radio Caracol strax efter kraschen detaljerad: "Jag hörde explosioner och jag trodde att det var något problem med transformatorer i elstationen, men jag tittade upp och såg ett plan explodera i luften, och kroppar och delar av bagage var faller.". Escobar, som var en flykting vid den tiden, hade varnat för den colombianska regeringen att han skulle orsaka massan panik om han inte fick samma politiska rättigheter som landets vänstra gerillor.. Det är en historia som jag inte är stolt över, och jag önskar att det hade varit en historia om familjevärden, respekt och företag och kärlek, men tyvärr var det inte så. ". Den paramilitära gruppen Los PEPES, som står för "Folk Förföljda av Pablo Escobar", Cali Cartel, USA och Colombianska regeringarna, och Roberto delade Medellin-kartellen och gjorde dem som var närmast Escobar i sina fiender.

He was a ruthless, yet multifaceted crime lord who is hated by many, and loved by … also surprisingly many, as it turns out.. His most famous one was his “Plata o Plomo” policy, which roughly translates to “silver or lead.” This was the question he or one of his lackeys asked many a government official and police officer during Escobar’s reign of terror, and the choice was simple: Either take Escobar’s money and spend your life in his pocket, or take his bullets and have no life at all.. Pablo Escobar was not a nice man, especially if you got in his way.. Ironically, despite Escobar’s Medellin cartel initially controlling the game, the Cali cartel came out on top in the end.. As a result of their carrot-not-stick tactics, by 1989 they were actually shipping more cocaine than Escobar.. Today, the area has an estimated 40 to 60 happy hippos roaming about.. Yet somehow, Hacienda Napoles wasn’t even Escobar’s most luxurious pad.. Not only would this technically serve justice, but Escobar would also be safe from his enemies in other cartels.. The government was less than thrilled with the drug lord happily killing people while technically within their custody, and decided to try and move Escobar to a more conventional prison.. Not everyone saw Pablo Escobar as a frightening criminal.. Even today, the drug lord remains a popular, yet divisive figure among the people of Colombia.. Who killed the narcoterrorist Pablo Escobar?. When it comes to the identity of the person who finally ended Pablo Escobar’s reign of terror, an American soldier who was involved in the hunt for Escobar probably put it best: “Nobody is ever going to tell you.

Él dijo:. Una clase de asesinos se había desarrollado en Colombia.. El presidente Gaviria dijo sobre el ataque: “La información de inteligencia indica que el narcoterrorista Pablo Escobar y lo que queda de su organización asesina son responsables de este acto asesino.. Tenía 26 años y ella 15.. Crédito de la foto: @ / HistoryMile / Twitter Durante el derribo de Escobar, fue despertado por su propio hermano, el ex contador Roberto Escobar.. El grupo paramilitar Los PEPES, que significa "Personas perseguidas por Pablo Escobar", el Cartel de Cali, los gobiernos de Estados Unidos y Colombia, y Roberto dividieron el cartel de Medellín e hicieron que los más cercanos a Escobar se convirtieran en sus enemigos.. El 2 de diciembre de 1993, después de 16 meses de perseguir a Escobar, fue rastreado por una llamada telefónica a su hijo y asesinado a tiros en un tejado en Medellín.

Although Escobar is now dead, he is still THE most recognizable name when people think of cold-blooded drugs kingpins.. This made him not only the most well-known but most successful drug kingpin of all time.. Juan Pablo Escobar – By Juan Pablo Escobar [ CC BY-SA 4.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons. Pablo Escobar – By Colombian National Police [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons. This included 1,000 journalists, police and public officials.. Pablo Escobar y su hijo – By Juan Pablo Escobar [ CC BY-SA 4.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons. At the same time, the Colombian government passed a law stopping Colombian nationals being eligible for extradition to America for crimes.. unicorn – See page for author [ CC BY 4.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons. Escobar built many houses, facilities and amenities for ordinary Colombians around his local area which got him much love from them.

Pablo Escobar is the biggest drug lord the world has ever seen!. His name is a synonym to Cocaine & Colombia and today we’ll be looking at several insane things you might know know about him!. His son even contacted Forbes himself and said: “ Forbes is lying!. Here are 15 things you didn’t know about drug lord Pablo Escobar !. Now here are the 25 facts about Pablo Escobar we originally featured!. Gun and money; via blog.timesunion.com. Pablo Escobar; via remezcla.com. Pablo Escobar; via www.eldinamo.cl. Pablo Escobar; via xpatnation.co. Pablo Escobar and his son; via mentalflossr.tumblr.com

At the height of his powers, Pablo’s Medellín drug cartel was considered to be in control of 80 per cent of the cocaine that was shipped to the US and worth something in the region of $25billion.. Those that didn’t take the silver option however, were often killed as Pablo made his bloody rise to the top of the drug trade.. Make nothing of the myth, Pablo Escobar was a bad man.. With the majority of the Medellín money held in storage in various warehouses, a good percentage of Pablo’s ill gotten gains had to be written off due to “spoilage”.. Due to the amount of cash that was coming in per day, around $60m at the peak of his career, they had to hide the money somewhere.. In 1991 Pablo was on the run after escaping from luxury prison La Catedral.. By 1991, Pablo had gained one too many enemies and was under threat of being extradited from Colombia to the United States.. Making a deal with the Colombian government, the kingpin had a custom luxury prison built – La Catedral, which he agreed to served a maximum of five years in rather than face American justice.. Many government officials chose the silver option.. He suffered shots to the leg and torso during the fight between him and his bodyguard and the Colombian Police.. Over 25,000 people came to pay their respects to Escobar as a lot of people saw him as a hero.. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Nintendo Switch Console - Neon. Nintendo Switch Lite Handheld Console. Argos Home 43cm Kettle Charcoal BBQ

Here are 15 facts about Pablo Escobar – a man who continues to fascinate us even after his death.. At his zenith, Pablo would earn about 420 million USD a week.. In 1987, the Forbes estimated that his personal wealth was at least 3 billion USD.. His net worth was estimated to be 1 billion USD at the time of his death.. Escobar even built a refrigerated warehouse to store his cocaine.. The Cay remained a smuggling route for four years (1978 -1982).. According to Pablo Escobar’s brother, Escobar switched to Cocaine smuggling when smuggling contraband cigarettes became dangerous to traffic.. When the Colombian government turned the heat on the drug trade, Pablo Escobar approached the government with an unusual peace treaty.. He earned so much that he had to hide the piles of cash in Colombian farming fields, dilapidated warehouses and in the walls of the cartel members’ homes.. When a judge or a police got in his way, Pablo would try to bribe them (Plata).. Gaviria, however, was not on the flight.. He selected his own bodyguards and no Colombian authorities were allowed within a three-mile radius of this luxurious prison.. Pablo Escobar was a ‘Hero’ to the poor, especially to the people of Barrio Pablo Escobar.. He built houses, schools, stadiums and churches for the poor.. He even provided housing facilities to the local inhabitants who did not have a house of their own.

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