L o v i n g P a b l o , H a t i n g E s c o b a r 2 0 1 1
“As Jerry McMillan, Attaché of the Department of Justice, stretches out his hand and says that I am now under the protection of the Federal Government of the United States of America, I say a silent prayer for him, Ambassador William Wood and every single one of their children. Unbeknownst to them, the USA has just saved me from death under torture at the hands of one dozen butchers. Unbeknownst to me, I am the American Government’s secret weapon in a 2.1 billion dollar criminal case.”
In Amando a Pablo, odiando a Escobar (Loving Pablo, Hating Escobar) the Colombian journalist describes Pablo Escobar’s rise and downfall, their contrasting worlds of high society and new wealth, his evolution from politician and benefactor of the poor to terrorist, the links of the drug trade to Colombian presidents, Caribbean dictators, paramilitary squads and rebel organizations, historic events like the Palace of Justice siege and the massacre of the Supreme Court Justices, the assassination of four presidential candidates, her lover’s manipulation of the criminal justice system and the media, the era of narcoterrorism that followed her separation from Escobar in late 1987, and the events that led to her cooperation with Interpol and to Escobar’s death in 1993.
Loving Pablo, Hating Escobar will be released in 2011. Amando a Pablo, Odiando a Escobar, published by Randon House Mondadori, became the #1 Spanish bestseller in 2007-2008 in the United States and in several Latin American countries.
For preview and photos of Pablo and Virginia, please visit www.LovingPablo.com
Para leer fragmentos del libro en español y ver fotos de Pablo y Virginia, visite www.AmandoaPablo.com