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Demolition begins on Florida mansion owned by Pablo Escobar
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Will Poulter hits Lanvin at finale of Paris menswear season
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Netflix And Amazon Ratings: Research Firm Lifts Curtain On 'Jessica Jones
Aziz Ansari's Netflix comedy "Master of None" drew around 3.9 million; the Pablo Escobar bio-drama "Narcos" nabbed 3.2 million pairs of eyeballs. Amazon's "The Man in the High Castle," which the service says is its most-watched show, came in with an …
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Bye bye bandido: Demolition begins on Florida mansion owned by Pablo Escobar

Bye bye bandido: Demolition begins on Florida mansion owned by Pablo Escobar
At the height of his powers, Escobar was one of the wealthiest men in the world, with a cartel that supplied the vast majority of cocaine smuggled into the US. Recently recaptured Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman built on Escobar's expansion …

Miami Beach: Drug lord Pablo Escobar's former mansion to be torn down
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Safe found at Pablo Escobar house in Miami Beach will be kept in bank vault
Even after being demolished, the Miami Beach mansion formerly owned by Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar continues to reveal its secrets, hidden underneath the concrete. On Monday, workers razing the property at 5860 N. Bay Rd. found a metal safe.
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Florida mansion owned by Pablo Escobar set for demolition
Its new owners have hired professional treasure hunters to comb through the rubble in the hope of finding items belonging to the former leader of the Medellin cartel. The federal … The endeavor was being filmed for a documentary on the mansion's history.
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Wacky Treasure Hunters Knock Down Escobar's Mansion
MEDELLIN, COLOMBIA – DECEMBER 2: Hermilda de Escobar (2nd-R), mother of Medellin drug cartel kingpin Pablo Escobar (portrait), walks with friends and relatives to Escobar's tomb to celebrate the first anniversary of his death. Escobar was killed by …
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'Narcos' Season 2 Showrunner Eric Newman Teases Pablo Escobar's Fate in

'Narcos' Season 2 Showrunner Eric Newman Teases Pablo Escobar's Fate in
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New owners demolish Pablo Escobar's Florida mansion hideout
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Pablo Escobar is back, at a theater near you
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The Cast Of 'Narcos' Discuss El Chapo, Pablo Escobar & Season Two Of The Series

The Cast Of 'Narcos' Discuss El Chapo, Pablo Escobar & Season Two Of The Series
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"Narcos": 'Pablo Escobar' envía saludos desde Colombia [VIDEO] | El Comercio Perú
Wagner Moura, actor brasileño que interpreta el papel de Pablo Escobar en la elogiada serie de Netfflix, "Narcos", grabó un video para informar que, a partir de hoy, el servicio de transmisión vía streaming, es global, por lo que podrá verse en todo el …
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Pablo Escobar: How He Built His Cocaine Empire

Have you ever wondered how Pablo Escobar built his cocaine empire? Discover everything you ever wanted to know about one of the most polarizing figure the world has ever seen.
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When Colombian ex-politician turned drug lord Pablo Escobar was gunned down 21 years ago, he had become the world’s wealthiest criminal.

Born to a farmer and a school teacher, Pablo Escobar was the third of nine children.

Some say that Escobar began a life of crime at a young age by robbing gravestones.

After attending college for a short time, Escobar dropped out and turned to theft, bribery, and kidnapping.

Eventually he began selling drugs. By 1975, Pablo Escobar, and his brother Roberto, had built a drug-running business that was making a lot of money.

As police and rival drug operators began to take notice, Escobar turned to more aggressive tactics. His operation was blamed for a series of deadly shootings and bombings.

As authorities pushed back, Escobar’s empire became even more violent, including attacks that killed innocent bystanders.

Infamous Escobar hitmen, like Jairo Leon Posada, carried out mass bombings in public areas.

Escobar’s cartel assassinated a presidential candidate in 1989. The manhunt for Escobar escalated.

Eventually Escobar surrendered in a deal with police. He was incarcerated in a luxurious prison.

Escobar and his cartel continued operations while he was incarcerated.

When authorities realized he was still in business, they attempted to move him to a new prison. Escobar fled.

Escobar spent most of 1992 and 1993 on the run.

On December 2, 1993, police located Escobar and his bodyguard in a Medellín barrio. The two fled and a firefight ensued. Both men were killed.

The day after his death, Escobar’s body laid in state in Medellín, his place of birth. Over 20,000 people from the local community attended.

It has been two decades since his death, and Escobar’s drug empire is still considered one of the most vicious in modern history.

But Escobar’s rise from the barrios to opulence has meant that many locals still celebrate his life.

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