Pablo Escobar

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Pablo Escobar

Pablo Escobar was born on December 1, 1949 in Rionegro, Columbia. His parents were Abel de Jesus Dari Escobar, a farmer, and Hemilda Garvine, a teacher.1 His family was poor and because of this, Pablo, at the age of five, promised his mother that he would give her everything. This was his childhood ambition, along with being rich by the time he was 22.1 The fact that he was poor motivated him and made him strive for power and money. He later became the most notorious and richest drug lord and Columbian congressman.

Pablo Escobar, as far as personality goes, no one except those who knew him very personally could tell you what he is like, but if you were to ask the people of Columbia and the people of the United
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Pablo Escobar believed in respect and taking care of the people who cared for him, and even the people who simply are of Columbia. I believe this played a huge part specifically in his candidacy.3 Those who disrespected him were killed immediately for his low tolerance of disrespect. All during his career, he took care of his people, spoiling them, making sure they had everything they needed and a little more. I think this philosophy came to be due to the fact that he lived in poverty and would never want to see his people like that.

In 1976, Pablo Escobar and some of the men that work under him were arrested for possession of 39 kilograms of white paste, cocaine. Pablo attempted to bribe two Columbian judges but he failed and later murdered the two cops that arrested him and his men. After this incident, his case was dropped and he decided to handle situations involving authorities by bribing or killing them. 4

Handling a situation like this, I would have most likely try and bribe the authorities. Columbia’s government is corrupted so if I was in the same position, I would also do my best to convince them with whatever I could. However, if that did not work out for me, I would not have murdered the cops that had arrested me for they are only doing their jobs and in such a job, Escobar is the one at fault. For the Columbian society, Pablo had a very positive impact since he was very giving to Columbian.

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