Pablo Escobar Research Paper

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Early Life and Education Pablo Escobar was born as Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria on December 1, 1949, in Rionegro in Antioquia, Colombia. He was the third son of Abel de Jesus Escobar, a farmer, and Hemilda Gaviria, an elementary school teacher. He was raised in a poor family with his six siblings and lived in an adobe hut. He joined the local university and studied political science but due to the financial crisis, he had to stop his education. Later he joined the University of Antioquia for a short period. Early Career Escober was active in criminal activities from his teens days, at first he stole the gravestones and resold it by retaining them from where his criminal activities begun. Afterward, he started doing illegal activities which …show more content…

The pilot would receive $500,000 per flight depending on the amount of cocaine. In collaboration with Carlos Lehder, he developed a new drug center named Norman’s Clay in the Bahamas as the new island trans-shipment point. Between 1978 and 1982, this location remained the primary route of smuggling for the Medellin Cartel. Political Career Pablo Escobar wanted to become the president of Colombia after he started earning as he saw it, the best way to earn wealth and legitimacy lay in crime. His desire for politics and power of money made him an alternate member of Colombia’s Congress in 1982. But his past illegal records forced him to resign the position after two years of the election. The justice minister who had revealed Escobar's notorious background was later slain. La Catedral prison, Search Bloc, and Los Pepes In June 1991, Escobar surrendered to the Colombian government but in return, he asked his own luxury private prison called “La Catedral” which was guarded by men he handpicked from among his

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