Here is a photograph of the notorious drug lord, Pablo Escobar and his son as they pose in front of the White House. It is estimated that the picture was taken in 1981, although the official date was never recorded.
Escobar was born in 1949 to a decent household. He grew up with a hearty desire to one day become the president of his native country Columbia. In order to make these aspirations come to fruition, he began to steal and smuggle for money. Through his role as a smuggler, Escobar came to control much of the criminal underworld. Using his criminal assets, he quickly seized control of the then-fledgling Columbian cocaine business.
Using brutal tactics to force loyalty from his workers, Escobar is estimated to have produced so much cocaine that he supplied eighty percent of the total amount in the U.S.A. at one point. Eventually, the law caught up with Escobar and in 1993 he was killed in a fire fight with authorities.
The child with him in the picture is his only son, Juan Pablo Escobar. Living a life of fear because of his father’s work, Juan came to detest his father to the point that he and his mother changed their names and went into hiding. This didn’t stop him, however, from publishing a documentary in 2010 called Sins of my Father. In this film, he describes the horrors of living as the son of a drug kingpin. The picture really make us question White House security back in the 80’s. It seems Pablo Escobar just walked up and took a picture there without anyone spotting him.
Now that you know a little about Pablo Escobar, try taking The Impossible Quiz and see just how many questions you can answer correctly. They start out easy, but get more and more difficult as the quiz progresses.
For those interested, you can click here for more information on Narcos, a very popular Netflix series. This series covers the criminal life of Pablo Escobar and the story of how the authorities tried to stop him.
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Andrew Nicholas is a passionate reader and writer on the subjects of history and mankind. He is a published author, critic, and poet who grew up in the friendly scenery of rural Ohio. He is a graduate of Wright State University and a regular student of historical curiosities.