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Pablo Escobar and his Rise to Power

Honors Spanish 2 Proyecto
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Drake Blau

on 19 May 2015

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Transcript of Pablo Escobar and his Rise to Power

Infancia
Inicios de su Carrera
Como ustedes saben , Escobar fue un famoso internacionalmente narcotraficante durante los años 80 en Colombia , principalmente para la cocaína.En 1975 , un señor local de drogas de Medellín llamado Fabio Restrepo fue asesinado , al parecer por orden del propio Escobar . Al entrar en el vacío de poder , Escobar se hizo cargo de la organización de Restrepo y amplió sus operaciones. En poco tiempo, él controlaba todos los delitos en Medellín y fue responsable de hasta el 80 % de la cocaína transportada a Estados Unidos. En 1982 , fue elegido para el Congreso de Colombia .
Dinero
Pablo Escobar often spent ~$2500 per month for rubber bands to hold his rolls of money.
Escobar had many enemies in his line of work, one being rats. Rats averaged to eat approximately 1 Billion dollars worth of bills that Escobar had stashed in warehouses.
While evading police, Pablo once burned 2 million dollars in cash to light a fire while his sister had caught pneumonia in an attempt to keep her alive.
Imperio
Crueldad de Escobar era legendaria . Su ascenso fue rechazada por muchos políticos honestos , jueces y policías, que no le gustaba la creciente influencia de este matón callejero . Escobar tenía una manera de hacer frente a sus enemigos : lo llamó " plata o plomo ", literalmente , silver or lead (bullets). Por lo general , si un político , juez o policía se puso en su camino, que iba primero intentar sobornar a ellos, y si eso no funcionaba , que ordenaría los mató , en ocasiones incluso su familia en el golpe. El número exacto de hombres y mujeres honestos asesinados por Escobar es desconocida, pero definitivamente va bien en los cientos y tal vez miles.
Death
On December 2nd, 1993, Pablo Escobar's reign of terror on the Colombian community ended with his death on a rooftop shootout in Medellín. His enterprise brought him a level of wealth that had him listed in the top ten richest men in the world in the mid-1980s. His annual profits were unknown, but estimated to be in the 20 billion range.

Legacy
Pablo Escobar and his Rise to Power
Drake Blau
Nacido de el primera de diciembre 1949 en una familia de clase media-baja, el joven Pablo creció en el suburbio de Medellín de Envigado. Cuando Pablo Escobar era un niño que quería ser el presidente de Colombia .
Pablo Escobar arriving in Medellín in his private jet.
Colombian police and military storm the rooftop where Escobar was shot.
Pablo Escobar was known as "El Patron de Mal" or "The Lord of Evil". This is a good representation of how he was viewed during his reign as a Colombian drug lord. He has estimated to kill into the hundreds if not thousands of people. He is remembered today 20 years later as a ruthless killer that destroyed countless lives. his impact on modern pop culture and the drug trade today is significant as he was without question the most powerful drug lord in history.
Pablo Escobar and his son infront of the White House.
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