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Escobar's Son Seeks Atonement For Father's Sins

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Crom, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. Dec 9, 2009 at 4:42 PM

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    Sebastian Marroquin, son of Colombia's late drug lord Pablo Escobar, poses for a photo in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he has lived since fleeing Colombia in 1994. Until recently, he led a low-profile existence. Now, he is giving up anonymity and asking forgiveness for his father's reign of terror in a new documentary, Sins of My Father.

    December 9, 2009 Pablo Escobar, who led Colombia's Medellin cocaine cartel, was once the world's most wanted man. At the height of his power in the 1980s, he killed politicians and policemen and ordered an airliner blown out of the sky. With U.S. help, the Colombian police finally hunted him down.

    Sixteen years after Escobar's death, the families of his victims haven't forgotten about him. And neither has Escobar's only son, whose story is told in a new documentary film that opens Dec. 10 in Colombia and then in January at the Sundance Film Festival.

    The son, who lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina, says that he wants to atone for the sins of his father. Sebastian Marroquin is 32, portly, with a shock of curly hair. He looks a lot like his father, Escobar, whom Forbes magazine once called the world's seventh-richest man.

    Escobar is also the man remembered in Colombia as the personification of evil and who, in the documentary Sins of My Father, rants and makes frequent threats; in one instance, pledging to unleash a war on Colombia's elite. Among those he ordered assassinated was popular presidential candidate Luis Carlos Galan, in 1989.

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