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Killing Pablo: The Hunt for the World's Greatest Outlaw - Prologue, Chapter 1 Summary & Analysis

Mark Bowden
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Prologue: December 2, 1993

The prologue addresses the day Pablo Escobar was murdered. Hermilda Gaviria Escobar, Pablo's mother, went to the site on foot with Pablo's sister. Hermilda had been ill and was visiting a medical clinic when she heard the news that Pablo had been shot. Hermilda made her way to Los Olivos, a neighborhood located in the south central part of Medellin. There was confusion on the street and no one knew for sure if "Don Pablo" had indeed been killed by the DEA agents that lined the street.

There were many onlookers that wanted Pablo to be dead while many others secretly hoped that Don Pablo had escaped once again. Although Escobar was a hardened and violent criminal, he had also poured millions, perhaps billions, of dollars into the city, making much needed improvements for the poor.

Pablo Escobar had managed to...

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