History Of Latin Americ The Infamous Spanish Phrase

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Edio Garcia December 6, 2015 History of Latin America Final Essay “Plata o Plomo,” the infamous Spanish phrase that translates to, silver or lead, “money or bullet”. An infamous line used by the most powerful drug lord ever that offered the options of either taking a bribe or murder to get things done in his way. Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria, drug lord, kingpin, murderer, narco-terrorist, a loving father, hero and a savior for the poor people. Depending on whom you ask, Pablo was either a good guy, a bad guy, or both. Pablo was the boss of a billion dollar Cocaine Empire who murdered and bribed the police so that he could export cocaine to The United States. Regardless of his violent actions and his psychopathic attitude, Pablo was a loving father who always protected his family and gave back to the people in his hometown. He had been a good hearted person with bad intentions. Did Pablo Escobar damage the whole country of Colombia due his actions or did he improve it during his drug smuggling legacy? Pablo Escobar, Born December 1, 1949, in Antioquia, Colombia, entered the cocaine trade in the early 1970s. Escobar was born into a small family made of a mother who was a teacher and a father who was a peasant in Rio Negro which was a village in Columbia. Escobar came from a family that was tremendously poor. His parents couldn’t even afford the basic supplies that he and his brother needed to attend school. As life continued, the way they lived, Escobar and his
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