Medellín Meets Microsoft

Medellín Meets Microsoft
The illegal drug trade, he argues in “Narconomics: How to Run a Drug Cartel,” closely resembles “a global, highly organized business,” and the boasts and complaints of the notorious characters who run the cartels remind him “of nothing so much as those …
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Colombia's 'Oficina de Envigado' Allegedly Seeks Peace Negotiations
Formed by Pablo Escobar and the Medellín Cartel, and then developed in the 1990s under Diego Murillo Bejarano, alias "Don Berna," — who was extradited to the United States in 2008 — the Oficina is currently estimated to have around 7,000 members, …
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Showbiz In Colombia: Growing Industry Welcomes Tighter International Embrace
Shakira, Sofia Vergara, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Ugly Betty and even the well-mined exploits of Pablo Escobar are among the most famous cultural exports Colombia has given the world in the flag of colombia past few decades. Now, 101 years since it …
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Narcos: Pablo Escobar by Way of Ken Burns
Netflix's new series Narcos is possibly arriving at the wrong time: The doldrums of summer aren't really the ideal moment for a narratively dense, documentary-like look at the rise and fall of the Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar. Narrated in …
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Netflix, Inc: Get Your Binge Hat On
Told primarily from the viewpoint of Colombian kingpin Pablo Escobar (played by Brazilian actor Wagner Moura), the story is based on the early days of the drug battle in Colombia. The series focuses on the rise and fall of Escobar and his … While …
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London's Hasidic Neighborhood Is Ready For Its Close-Up
… who is no stranger to the camera, having appeared in two documentaries about his transition back into the Haredi world after serving several consecutive sentences for international drug smuggling (he has described himself as “the Jewish Pablo …
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Pablo Escobar's Legacy, 20 Years Later

Pablo Escobar's Legacy, 20 Years Later
One curious factor that made him different from other drug traffickers of the time is that, to paraphrase Mark Bowden (author of the 2001 best-seller biography “Killing Pablo”), Escobar did not just want to be rich and powerful, he also wanted to be …
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¿Qué esperar de la segunda temporada de 'Narcos' en Netflix?
Si lograste superar el inenarrable acento paisa de Wagner Moura y entendiste que se trata de una versión (muy) hollywoodesca de la vida de Pablo Escobar (y los inicios del narcotráfico en América Latina) que no busca retratar una verdad histórica …
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The incredible life of Pablo Escobar
The first series of Narcos is available on Netflix – and it's worth a look. It recounts the rise of Pablo Escobar from humble origins to the biggest drug dealer in the world. Historically informative but highly entertaining, Narcos is the perfect tonic …
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'El Chapo' Guzmán is willing to plead guilty in the US, but under one big
Rodríguez's description also matches one made by Jhon "Popeye" Vásquez, one of the surviving members of Pablo Escobar's Medellin drug cartel. In August, Vásquez, Escobar's chief hit man in the 1980s and '90s, said that such conditions would not be …
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Mexicans Hope the Pope's Visit Brings Relief from the Cartel Wars
Residents I spoke to in the border city of Juarez, once dubbed the murder capital of the world with more than 10,000 homicides between 2008 and 2012, eagerly anticipated his visit Wednesday, embracing the tough line on the cartels even as they feared a …
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How one Colombian family allegedly helped 'El Chapo' dominate global drug

How one Colombian family allegedly helped 'El Chapo' dominate global drug
Francisco was killed after what Colombian newspaper El Espectador called "disagreements" with ex-paramilitary leader Diego Fernando Murillo, a.k.a. Don Berna, who may have played a role in the operation that killed Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar …
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Medellin cartel 'ghost' woman replaces 'El Chapo' as DEA's 'most wanted' fugitive

Medellin cartel 'ghost' woman replaces 'El Chapo' as DEA's 'most wanted' fugitive
With Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman back behind bars after a six-month escape, a mysterious "ghost" woman believed to be a major player in Colombia's former Medellin Cartel has now become a priority for the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). Maria Teresa …
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Three suspects arraigned in beheading case
Joel Luna Rodriguez, Eduardo Luna Rodriguez, and Aaron Rodriguez Medellin pleaded not guilty to charges of capital murder, murder, and two counts of engaging in criminal activity before state District Judge Benjamin Euresti Jr. “We were here present …
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Emma Coronel habla de su vida con Joaquín Guzmán
Ciudad de México.- El encuentro apenas duró 15 minutos. Después de tres días de espera, a mediados de enero Emma Coronel Aispuro logró que la dejaran entrar al penal El Altiplano para ver a su esposo, Joaquín Guzmán Loera, líder del Cártel de …
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César Acuña: tras video de Luis Favre, cibernautas popularizan esta parodia
El líder del cartel de Medellín y narcoraficante más poderoso de los 80 y 90. El video cuenta de su origen humilde, luego detalla su paso a empresario y resalta que “lo único que le faltaba era ser presidente de su país, pero la procedencia de su …
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Panama Withdrawn from Money Laundering 'Gray List'

Panama Withdrawn from Money Laundering 'Gray List'
Under military dictator Manuel Noriega in the 1980s, Panama became known as a major safe haven for criminal proceeds, with organizations like Colombia's powerful Medellín Cartel stashing and laundering illicit profits there. Panama's reputation as a …
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DEA Informant Who Helped Defeat Medellín Cartel Sues Feds For Back Pay
In a lawsuit filed this month in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Toro, a onetime official in the Colombia-based Medellín cartel, runs through his record of contributions to the DEA and asks for a judgment of $ 5 million, plus interest, costs and legal …
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El Chapo Guzman: Running Away From The Authorities As Described By His Partner
Born in 1949 in Antioquia, Colombia, he began dealing in drugs in the 1970s and also collaborated with others to form the infamous Medellin cartel. It is reported that in the mid-80s, his cartel was able to ship more than $ 420 million worth of cocaine …
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Being a journalist in Mexico is getting even more dangerous
And in the state of Veracruz, one of the most violent in Mexico, fraught with violence by drug cartels, this is a high-risk job. Her death was another chilling reminder … He was kidnapped in the town of Medellín on Jan. 2, 2015, and according to …
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Don't Watch That, Watch This: The Home Video Box Sets You Must Know About

Don't Watch That, Watch This: The Home Video Box Sets You Must Know About
Here we get flawless digital restorations, plus the usual litany of Criterion peripherals: new and old interviews, new and old essays, new and old making-of documentaries. Battles Without Honor and Humanity (Arrow Films): Pulp legend Kinji Fukasaku's …
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Is Miami Beach Doomed?
Miami Beach could be underwater this century. The sea level around the tourist paradise has risen steadily in recent decades and flooding in the streets has become more frequent and severe. Most of the city sits just four to five feet above sea level …
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13 Documentaries To Watch After 'Making A Murderer'
… director Peter Jackson produced one documentary on the same subject, 2012's West Of Memphis. Where to watch: Paradise Lost is available on HBO Go. West Of Memphis is available on DVD from Netflix. Both are available for streaming on Amazon Video …
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Jose Padilha In Negotiations To Direct 'Entebbe' For Working Title
… which won Berlin's Golden Bear in 2007 — will bring his research-based documentary background to bear as he did so successfully in both Elite Squad films, his searing documentary Bus 174 and, of course, his brilliant Pablo Escobar Netflix drama …
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Now We Ask Ourselves, "Who Is Pablo?"
With Kanye finally releasing an official title to his new record, The Life Of Pablo, it's hard not to ask ourselves, "Who the hell is Pablo? What does he mean to Kanye?" after Yeezy took us on a crazy roller coaster ride with names for this album …
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Kanye West tweets tracklist for 'The Life of Pablo'
… he raps, “I feel like Pablo when I'm workin' on my shoes/ I feel like Pablo when I see me on the news.” According to Consequence of Sound, the two main theories are that he's referring to artist Pablo Picasso or drug kingpin Pablo Escobar — or …
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Felon arrested after posting video at gun range wearing ankle bracelet
But newly released video clips that investigators had earlier been alerted to his penchant for guns: He had posted clips from the range on his own public Facebook page. The page was created under the nickname “Bloodthirsty Pablo Escobar,” a reference …
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