Escobar lieutenant asks Colombian authorities for protection

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John Jairo Velasquez Vasquez, alias “Popeye,” who was the chief enforcer for late drug lord Pablo Escobar. EFE/File Read More…

Convicted Colombia drug lord ‘Don Berna’ claims his brother killed Pablo Escobar

Jul 28, 2014 posted by Emily Dugdale
alias_don_berna_f_efe1One of Colombia’s most infamous drug traffickers has come out about his participation in the hunt for Pablo Escobar, claiming that his brother was the one who fired the shot that killed the notorious drug lord, local media reported on Monday. Read More…

Drug lord Pablo Escobar’s former Miami Beach mansion sold for $10 million

Drug lord Pablo Escobar’s former Miami Beach mansion sold for $10 million and will be TORN DOWN by new owner

pablo_miami_home1The Miami businessman who bought the coral pink home said its previous owner did not factor into his purchase
The home was seized by the federal government in 1987
Escobar was killed at the age of 44 in 1993 by members of the Colombian National Police
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Pablo Escobar’s hippos: A growing problem

By William Kremer
BBC World Service
_75614316_fig2hipposA hippo opening its mouth

A herd of hippopotamuses once owned by the late Colombian drug baron Pablo Escobar has been taking over the countryside near his former ranch – and no-one quite knows what to do with them. Read More…

Gustavo de Jesus Gaviria Rivero

Gustavo-Gaviria-Rivero_thumbBirth Date: 25.01.1949 (Other persons who has born or died in this day)
Death date: 12.08.1990 (Other persons who has born or died in this day)
Categories: Financier, Terrorist
Nationality: Colombian
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Pablo Escobar

By Marcela Grajales

imagesThere are many influential people all around the world that leave a footprint in history. Pablo Escobar was a very influential person, not only in his country Colombia, which he always felt proud of, but also to the whole planet. He was born in 1949 as part of a not very wealthy family, but with enough to eat and have an education. Read More…

Relatives mark 20th anniversary of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar’s death

PABLO5aCOLOMBIA ESCOBAR | 01 de diciembre de 2013
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A man writes next to the tomb of Colombian drug-trafficker Pablo Escobar Gaviria, which remains at Montesacro cementery in sourthern Medellin, Colombia, 28 November 2013. Read More…

Griselda Blanco, “Cocaine Godmother,” Meets a Sudden, Grisly End

Sep 10, 2012 1:00 AM EDT
griselda_blancoFrumpy and short, with a double-barreled chin, she could have passed for the grandmother next door. But no one called Griselda Blanco a golden-ager. The 69-year-old Colombian made her name notching up felonies from drugrunning to multiple murders. Drive-by shootings were her calling card. On the way up, the “Godmother” also made enemies and apparently one of them caught up with her last week in Medellín. Blanco was out running errands in her hometown, shopping at a neighborhood butcher shop, when a man on a motorcycle pulled up and shot her twice in the head with a large gun before speeding away. Blanco’s pregnant ex-daughter-in-law, who saw the whole thing, placed a Bible on Blanco’s chest as she bled to death. The $165 of meat she’d just purchased fell on the pavement.

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Pablo Escobar adorns first Drug War commemorative plate

Tucson, Ariz. — Reports issued from executives at the collectable memorabilia manufacturing company W.C. Bunting said Thursday that the image of the late Pablo Escobar, the most ambitious and ruthless drug lord in history, will grace the first of a series of collector’s plates commemorating the American Drug War.

“As the most recognizable name and face associated with the Drug War, Escobar was the obvious choice to adorn the debut plate of this powerful, must-have collection,” said Gary Albright, spokesperson for W.C Bunting, which in the past has issued commemorative plate series honoring figures from the Civil War and World War II. “No other figure in history encapsulates the efforts of the war on drugs quite like Pablo Escobar, who was estimated have earned at least twenty-five billion dollars per year during his glory years – back before he was shot behind the ear and killed, of course.” Read More…

The Origins of the Medellin Cartel

The 1979 incident at Dadeland Mall in Florida that had received national attention was the first visible evidence of the growing presence of a network of Colombia-based drug dealers in the United States.

Carlos Lehder conceived the idea of transporting loads of cocaine from Colombia to the United States.
This drug alliance had been conceived by Carlos Enrique Lehder-Rivas, who had met George Jung, a drug trafficker, while in prison. Jung had been transporting tons of marijuana in private planes. Noting how successful this method of smuggling marijuana had been, Lehder reasoned that cocaine could also be moved in ton quantities. READ MORE >>>