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How do you think life in Colombia would have been different if Gaitán was not assassinated and became president? How would the election have affected Escobar?

Examine Escobar's relationship with his mother, Hermilda. Early on, Hermilda claims to be out of control of her family despite her status as a well educated and strong woman. Do you think Hermilda supported Pablo despite his crimes? Discuss Hermilda's reaction to Pablo's death.

What is your opinion of Escobar's methods in rising up the crime ladder? Were there other ways that Escobar could have achieved the same success without excessive violence? Explain.

Despite all of Escobar's power, the man wanted nothing more than to be respected by the people. Discuss what steps Escobar took to become respected and the reactions of citizens, politicians, and international leaders.

The Colombian government attempted the eradication of the poppy fields, even though the...

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