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Who is The Velascos from Marching Powder: A True Story of Friendship, Cocaine, and South America's Strangest Jail and what is their importance?

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The Velascos are father-and-son inmates who borrow money from Thomas, do not repay it, and then try to implicate him in a prison drug bust. Jose Luis is the father and his son is Jorge. The Velascos are generally mentioned together and are not given distinctive characteristics, except when Jorge cries and Jose begs to get money from Thomas for bribing a judge to keep Jorge's wife, Angela, out of prison. The two are uniformly duplicitous ruthless in their efforts to backstab Thomas.