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Luz María Escobar, the sister of the drug lord Pablo Escobar, talks to the audience while visiting her brother’s tomb at the cemetery of Montesacro, in Itagüí, Colombia, 2 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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Luz María Escobar, the sister of the drug lord Pablo Escobar, talks to the audience while visiting her brother’s tomb at the cemetery of Montesacro, in Itagüí, Colombia, 2 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,...
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Copyright > Jan Sochor

Date > 2 Dec 2017

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