Pablo Escobar’s Medellín cartel

The Origins of the Medellin Cartel

The 1979 incident at Dadeland Mall in Florida that had received national attention was the first visible evidence of the growing presence of a network of Colombia-based drug dealers in the United States. Carlos Lehder conceived the idea of transporting loads of cocaine from Colombia to the United States. This drug alliance had been conceived […]

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Pablo Escobar – Lord of the Medellin Cartel

by Christina R. April 13, 2007 11:09 PM EDT Pablo Escobar, before his life ended at age 44, was perhaps the most successful criminal and drug trafficker the world has ever known.  He was born in 1949 to a peasant farmer father and a mother who taught school.  He was two years old when the […]

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Inside Pablo Escobar’s Medellín cartel

InColombia History 18 October 2011 | By Brad Cohen Pablo Escobar’s bombed-out corpse of a mansion La Manuela sits on a shimmering turquoise lake. (Brad Cohen) It was a strange feeling posing for a picture with one of the world’s most notorious criminals. A vacant stare on Roberto Escobar’s face, his arm draped over my […]

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