Merchandise depicting Pablo Escobar sells well in Colombia
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Pablo Escobar, dead drug baron, is still seen by many Colombians as a hero

It is said that at the height of his power, Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar was the seventh richest man on the planet, his Medellin Cartel controlling 80% of the global cocaine market.

But it's thought that he only became history's most successful drug trafficker by bribing, killing or kidnapping anyone who stood in his way in the 1980s and early 90s.

Twenty years ago today he was gunned down on a rooftop in Medellin.

But two decades after his death, he's still making money.

  • 02 Dec 2013
  • From the section World
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