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Killing Pablo: The Hunt for the World's Greatest Outlaw Setting & Symbolism

Mark Bowden
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Colombia

Colombia is the country that gave the world Pablo Escobar. Columbia, officially a constitutional republic, is located in the northwestern portion of South America. The location of Colombia provides the opportunity to have many routes by which to traffic drugs. The country is bordered by Brazil, Ecuador, Panama, Peru, and Venezuela. Colombia is unusual that its maritime borders are adjacent with those of Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua, and Peru.

Geographically, Colombia boasts the third-highest city in the world in Bogot√°. The country is a juxtaposition of low-lying plains, coastal land, and mountains. As a result of the high altitude and climates, Colombia's agricultural industry thrives. Colombia is the world's largest supplier of poppies and cannabis. All of these things play a major role in Pablo Escobar's reign of terror.

Politics in Colombia were often shaky at best. The countries two main parties...

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