December 8, 2021

How 2 of the world’s most powerful and dangerous drug lords compare

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By Samantha Lee, Amanda Macias and Christopher Woody From Business Insider Since the late 1970s, two men have emerged as the most powerful and most dangerous drug lords in the world. Pablo Escobar, a farmer’s son from rural Colombia, and Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, a product of Mexico’s rugged Sierra Madre Mountains, have delivered immeasurable […]

This dilapidated villa once served as a Caribbean getaway for drug-kingpin Pablo Escobar

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By Amanda Macias from Business Insider The “King of Cocaine” was the son of a poor Colombian farmer, but by the time he was 35, he was one of the world’s wealthiest men, earning $420 million a week in revenue. At the peak of his power, infamous Medellín cartel boss Pablo Escobar, the original “El […]

Pablo Escobar’s hippos: A growing problem

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By William Kremer BBC World Service A herd of hippopotamuses once owned by the late Colombian drug baron Pablo Escobar has been taking over the countryside near his former ranch – and no-one quite knows what to do with them. It was in 2007, 14 years after Escobar’s death, that people in rural Antioquia, 200 […]