Who is Manuela Escobar?
Manuela Escobar is the only daughter of the late Colombian drug lord, Pablo Escobar; she has lived her life far away from the media buzz, and not much is known about her in the media. For a while, she helped her mother in the real estate business, but there is no further information about her career.
Manuela Escobar Biography – Age, Childhood
Manuela was born on May 25, 1984 in Medellin, Columbia, the daughter of Pablo Escobar and his wife, Maria Victoria Henao. She has an older brother, born Juan Pablo Escobar Henao, but who is now called Sebastian Marroquin. Manuela’s childhood was tough, as it was marked by constant fear of the authorities.
During her childhood, her father was at the height of power, so the police constantly tried to find and arrest him and the family. As a result, the family moved around the city, fleeing from the police. Pablo was killed when Manuela was nine years old, and this hit her hard. She grew up in all the riches he could provide and spoiled her in every way possible. However, everything changed when he was shot and killed, and young Manuela was forced to flee the country with her mother and brother. They migrated first to Brazil and from there to Ecuador, then to Peru and later to South Africa, before finally settling in Argentina. She changed her name to Manuela Maroquin, because the whole family changed their name to cut all ties with Pablo and hide from the authorities.
Not much is known about Manuela since Argentina, only that she helped her mother in her real estate business and she started her own business, a pet store, Manee Mascotas. Her store has one Instagram page, with which she advertises and promotes her business. According to some sources, Manuela is still in Argentina, where she lives with her boyfriend, but no more information about her has been released.
Manuela Escobar’s father, Pablo Escobar
The richest drug dealer to ever walk the planet is dead, but his legacy lives on.
Born Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria on December 1, 1949 in Rionegro, Colombia, the son of farmer Abel de Jesus Dari Escobar Echeverri, and his wife Hilda de Los Dolores Gaviria Berrio, an elementary school teacher. He had six siblings – he was the third born. He spent his childhood in Medellin, and it was in his teens that he turned to crime. Some sources claim he would sell stolen tombstones and then sand to local smugglers. Another allegation is that he sold fake high school diplomas made at Medellin’s Universidad Autonoma Latinoamericana, which he attended but never graduated from. Over time, he would meet other petty criminals, including Oscar Benel Aguirre, and they began stealing and selling cars, while also selling contraband cigarettes and other illegal products.
He started getting involved in a number of other illegal activities including kidnapping, holding a Medellin employee for ransom. He eventually went to work for Alvaro Prieto, a contraband smuggler, whose working area was around Medellin. Pablo dreamed of becoming a millionaire at the age of 22, and these actions helped him achieve the goal – when he was 26 years old, Pablo deposited COL $ 100 million.
Entering the drug trade
Beginning in 1975, Pablo began to complicate his drug trafficking operation; he would fly planes to the US from Columbia and Panama, soon assembling a fleet of 15 planes and six helicopters to increase the company’s scale. However, he already had his first problems in 1976, when the police caught him bringing in 39 kg of white pasta from Ecuador.
Pablo was caught with some of his men and first tried to bribe the judges but was unsuccessful, and after a few months and still without trial he managed to organize the murder of the two agents who caught him smuggling of goods. This became his pattern from then on: it was bribery or murder.
Become a drug king
In his first trades, Pablo earned as much as $500,000 per trip, but his business expanded and he would start getting the cocaine paste from other countries, including Peru. The need for cocaine increased rapidly in the US and Pablo was always looking for new options and opportunities, even developing shipments from the Bahamas, preferably from the island of Norman’s Cay, which became the central smuggling route for the cartel.
Thanks to his success and profit, he soon bought the land in Antioquia where he had built the Hacienda Napoles, one of Pablo Escobar’s most popular properties.
His drug-driven empire expanded and at the height of his power, he was making about $70 million a day from his drug shipments.
To help his operations run more smoothly, he entered politics in 1982, as a member of Columbia’s Chamber of Deputies. However, the government saw through his intentions and he was soon labeled as the enemy of the government but a hero to the working class of his native country as he was smart enough to fund the poor with various benefits making him a Robin Hood yielded. state in Colombia.
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Fall of the Empire, La Cathedral
However, as his differences with the government escalated, he was blamed for the left-wing guerrilla attack on the Colombian Supreme Court. His supporter, Luis Carlos Galan, died, and once Cesar Gaviria was elected as Columbia’s new president, Pablo’s problems increased. At one point, Gaviria offered Pablo a deal to stop all his illegal activities for a reduced sentence; Pablo accepted, and just before he was sentenced, the extradition of Colombian nationals to the US was banned, as the new Colombian constitution was approved.
He was sent to La Cathedral Prison, where he made his own luxurious incarceration, with Jacuzzi, waterfall, even a soccer field and bar.
He continued his criminal activities from prison and learned of a plan that would see him move to a more conventional prison. Learning all this, he devised his own escape, spent the rest of his life on the run from the police and special forces.
Look for Escobar, Death
The US assisted Columbia in searching for the most notorious criminal by sending a number of special teams including SEAL, Delta Force, Centra Spike and Team Six while being pursued from the Colombian side by the Search Bloc police task force and mercenaries who were the enemies of Escobar and called themselves Los Pepes.
He managed to live without the internet for 16 months before being shot on December 2, 1993; the events leading up to his death began earlier that day when he spoke to his son on a wired telephone.
Colombian authorities identified his whereabouts and the Search Bloc team was sent to his location. Pablo survived the first shot and ran over rooftops into a side street. However, he was intercepted and spotted by a member of the Colombian National Police who fired the final blow through his ear.
Funeral, legacy, wealth
Pablo Escobar was buried at Cemetario Jardines Montesacro in Itagüí, just south of Medellínwhere he grew up. Buried next to his family, his funeral was attended by over 25,000 people. The working class of Colombia still sees him as a hero and often visits his grave.
Due to his success and infamous downfall, Pablo has been the subject of many books, TV series and movies. His brother and son wrote books about his life, “Escobar”, published in 2010, and “Pablo Escobar: My Father” in 2016. The TV series “Narcos” aired in 2015 and portrays Pablo’s life and rise to power , as well as his death.
As Pablo’s drug empire expanded and his wealth increased, he bought numerous expensive properties and built his own. One of his most prominent possessions was the Hacienda Naples, which had an entire zoo within its walls – the estate is now a Jurassic Park themed zoo, with animals such as elephants, giraffes and exotic birds. Are house in Medellin was broken down. At the time of his death, his wealth was estimated at $30 billion.