A story on how man rose and fell in the cocaine trade
Pablo is Born
Friday, Dec. 2nd 1949 at 12am
Rionegro - Antioquia, Colombia
Pablo was arrested many times but got out of themurder or trafficking charges with his money or his bullets; "plata o ploma"
Mark Bowden tells the tale of Escobars growth to power as a local kid and the mistakes that led to his death.
Home of Pablo Escobar. He grew up in Medellin. Beginning to become ambitious and a criminal amongst others. He refused to leave Colombia even though death awaited him. Due to Pablo's trade Medellin was the worlds murder capital from 1991-1992
Pablo's Cocaine Start Up
Pablo joined the cocaine trade in 1975. He began by flying planes and helping move cocaine shipments inside the United States. Eventually, he became very, very big. As other huge distributers fell, he rose. He worked up to being worth 30 billion dollars. Spending around 60 million dollars a day on cocaine
Thursday, Dec. 2nd 1993 at 12am
Medellin, Colombia Rooftops
During a raid by the Colombian Army and the US DEA. Pablo hopped out his window and ran the rooftops. He shot at the officers behind him and they shot back one hitting his leg and another in his torso, but the death shot is debated. The bullet was either fired from the army or Pablo himself. This death shot bullet passed through both of Pablo's ears. Ultimately killing him at age 44.