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Killing Pablo: The Hunt for the World's Greatest Outlaw Themes

Mark Bowden
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Themes

Crime

Pablo Escobar started out as a young thug in Bogot√°. The short, chubby, wannabe criminal was not taken seriously at first by others in the community, particularly those that had the power sought by Escobar. Still, Escobar was not to be deterred and set his sights on becoming a powerful figure in Colombia, both as a criminal mastermind as well as a well-loved and respected member of the community.

Escobar's first major foray into crime was car theft. Escobar and his cousin would steal cars, chop them up and resell them. As Escobar's operation grew, it became common for Escobar's men to take the cars off the street in broad daylight, whether or not the driver was inside. The operation grew so large that the cars no longer needed to be chopped to be sold. Rather, Escobar had someone on the inside issue clean titles to the cars...

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