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Rosalvina Vargas de Gallego, one of the first inhabitants of the Pablo Escobar neighborhood, shows a picture of Pablo Escobar kept in her wallet, in Medellín, Colombia, 30 November 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.
Rosalvina Vargas de Gallego, one of the first inhabitants of the Pablo Escobar neighborhood, shows a picture of Pablo Escobar kept in her wallet, in Medellín, Colombia, 30 November 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...
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Copyright > Jan Sochor

Date > 30 Nov 2017

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