Pablo Escobar: My Father

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Until now, we believed that everything had been said about the rise and fall of Pablo Escobar, the most infamous drug kingpin of all time, but these versions have always been told from the outside, never from the intimacy of his own home.

More than two decades after the full-fledged manhunt finally caught up with the king of cocaine, Juan Pablo Escobar travels to the past to reveal an unabridged version of his father—a man capable of committing the most extreme acts of cruelty while simultaneously professing infinite love for his family.

This is not the story of a child seeking redemption for his father, but a shocking look at the consequences of violence and the overwhelming need for peace and forgiveness.

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Son of the leader of the Medellín cartel, Pablo Escobar, JUAN PABLO ESCOBAR is an architect, lecturer, drug policy reform advocate, and writer. He was a subject of the award-winning documentary Sins of My Father and lives in Argentina.
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Macmillan
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Published on
Aug 30, 2016
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Pages
352
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ISBN
9781250104632
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Criminals & Outlaws
True Crime / Organized Crime
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Crimes that involve drugs are rampant nowadays all over the world, and hence the increasing drug dealers and pushers out there who seem to look at smuggling drugs as the only and easiest way to get all the richness and wealth in life. You will notice from here and everywhere that people are getting involved in abusing drugs which happen to be the reason for the increasing number of crimes committed by people involved in drugs. No matter how tight enforcement law is and how much authorities regulate the use and dealing of drugs, there are still people who are bale to smuggle drugs without being caught. Believe it or not, Pablo Escobar best defines how cruel and violent drugs or cocaine is, causing people to do everything, even killing, just to gain wealth!
Usually, people become well-known like a celebrity because of the wealth, recognition of the great works or excellent leadership, but not in the case the cocaine king, Pablo Escobar. He has been famous more like a celebrity due to his numerous crimes, drug dealerships and strategic escapes. Who could ever imagine that a person who is considered the most high-profile criminal could carry out a number of escapes from the authorities and continue with his drug syndication?
Pablo Escobar has indeed made a big name for being the most powerful and influential cocaine king! In United States, illegal drugs are usually associated with crimes in various ways. Most often, drugs dealers aid increase in crime activities by manufacturing, possessing or even distributing drugs classified as potential for abuse that include heroin, cocaine, heroin, amphetamine and morphine.
Crimes such as drug trafficking as well as drug production are usually controlled by gangs, drug pushers or cartels, just like what Escobar and his organization do. A crime that is caused by using and trafficking drugs commonly includes sexual assaults or robbery.
According to research, drug-related crime such as drug misuse is related to different crimes associated with the feeling of invincibility, which can be pronounced as abuse. Moreover, problematic crimes that are associated with drugs usually include property crime, shoplifting, violence, drug dealing, aggression as well as driving while intoxicated.
In relation to this, there is no doubt that Escobar's great leadership in cocaine and drug pushing has increased crimes committed in different cities and neighboring countries. He was able to encourage more people to work with him smuggling drugs.
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