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Concrete stairs and ruined walls of the prison “La Catedral”, where the drug lord Pablo Escobar was self-imprisoned, are seen amongst the tropical forest trees up in the hills close to Envigado, Colombia, 9 December 2017. Twenty five years after Pablo Escobar’s death, the legacy of the Medellín Cartel leader is alive and flourishing. Although many Colombians who lived through the decades of drug wars, assassinations, kidnappings, reject Pablo Escobar’s cult and his celebrity status, there is a significant number of Colombians who admire him, worshipping the questionable “Robin Hood” image he had. Moreover, in the recent years, the popular “Narcos” TV series has inspired thousands of tourists to visit Medellín, creating a booming business for many but causing a controversial rise of narco-tourism.
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Concrete stairs and ruined walls of the prison “La Catedral”, where the drug lord Pablo Escobar was self-imprisoned, are seen amongst the tropical forest trees up in the hills close to Envigado, Colombia, 9 December 2017. Twenty five years after Pablo Escobar’s death, the legacy of the Medellín Cartel leader is alive and flourishing. Although many Colombians who lived through the decades of drug wars, assassinations, kidnappings, reject Pablo Escobar’s cult and...
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Copyright > Jan Sochor

Date > 9 Dec 2017

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