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Fresh update on "escobar" discussed on BBC Newshour
"Advertisements for the 2017 Fire Festival promised two days of the best in food, art, music and adventure on an island once owned by Pablo Escobar. What actually happened was a mess that led to stranded concertgoers and two different documentaries on the matter. Fire fast promoter Billy McFarland eventually landed in prison, serving a six year sentence for fraud. This new settlement is between ticket holders and the estate of the fest and adds up to $2 million. It was announced as part of the festival's ongoing bankruptcy proceedings, which, depending on how things go could shrink the dollar figure of the settlement. Angela Bang NPR news stocks are trading higher At this hour on Wall Street, the Dow was up 167 points. SMP also trading higher up 15 here listening to NPR news in Washington..
Wait, the Cocaine-Bear Movie Is Actually Called Cocaine Bear?
"Is Johnny Cash, of course, and his song Cocaine blues in 1985 1 Bear had the cocaine blues and now it's gonna be a movie about it. Don't sound so bizarre. Elizabeth Banks is directing a movie called Cocaine Bear and then new film produced by Phil Lord and Chris Miller is based on a true story of a Kentucky bear who died of a cocaine overdose in 1985 like a bear a real big a real bear. So what happens happened with the You know, the people who are carrying the drugs were in a plane. They dumped it, They don't the cocaine out of the plane. Then the guy tried to hop out of the PLO plant. Brother with a parachute tried to hop out, hit his head on the plane. So he died because he couldn't open his parachute. Meanwhile, this bear gets ahold of it eats the cocaine dies. They find the bear. They're trying to ferret. Why died, They figured it out. And they named him Pablo Escobar, and now he's on display. He's on display. So anyway, there's the whole movie for you. Yeah, that's a fascinating story. I'm not sure that's a 90 or 120 minute movie. We're gonna do it. I guess they're gonna be Oh, blow. Esca Bear. Look it.
Colombia's 'Cocaine Hippos' Must Be Stopped, Scientists Warn
"Colombia's cocaine. Hippos must be stopped, Scientists warn. Not bad news for you, but it's bad news for the hippos. Please tell me about the cocaine Impose. I'm curious. I am now firmly entrenched in my decision to go with the bad news first, cause it's got cocaine hippos. Pablo Escobar's hippos are taking over the marshlands of Colombia. This so called cocaine hippos were illegally imported to the country by the notorious drug Lord. What the rapidly breeding beasts have now grown to become the largest invasive species on the planet. So here's what happened. I guess Pablo Took control, and I should know this because I did. I did a school report on him when I was in, like sixth grade, which was a crazy person to pick. But you know, even back then I was kind of a baller. So when Escobar was killed, authorities took control of his 7000 acre estate, including a personal zoo. And here's what happened. Four of the hippos escaped. With no real predators. There are anywhere between 80 to 100, descendants of the Escobar's former pets terrorizing the country's lakes and rivers. Scientists have projected the hippo population could surge to 1500 by 2024. Hippos posed a threat to the natural wildlife since their urine and feces are toxic, potentially sickening other species and even humans, So what they're probably gonna have to do is that I have to kill the hippos They don't really want to, but they don't really see any other option. It's pretty insane. I didn't even know at first you hear cocaine, hippos. You think maybe the hippos have that habits or there, there were being used to smuggle cocaine or something like that. Oh, my mind didn't go there, but you know what your that's not about Take No, but I think it's just more of an ode to their former owner. It's funny, though. How a lot of those drug lords and a lot of crazy guys and history loved having You know dangerous pets. Was kind of like their bugaboo. They just loved it. The big tiger's big casts all that stuff. I'm noticing that trend
Pablo Escobar's Hippos Are Out of Control
"A couple of years ago. I read a novella called river of teeth by sarah gaily. The concept of the story is based on a real world event. That almost happened smack. In the early twentieth century a bill was proposed in the us house of representatives and informally supported by theodore roosevelt. The us should import hippopotamuses from africa to the swamp lands of the gulf coast and breed them as an alternative meat source for americans basically starting a new industry in the us of hill. Ranching as you know this proposal never came to be but gala novella now collected into a volume with a sequel and some other stories under the title american hippo imagines magic in alternative history where this did happen only set fifty years earlier. You get kind of gulf coast cowboys on hippos tape story. It's great loved it. I highly recommend it. Or if you just wanna dig more into the facts. I put link in the show notes to a long read on the history of the hippo proposal by john. Mouallem will the reason i bring. This up is because americans in the early twentieth century. Were not the only ones with dreams of becoming hbo ranchers decades later pablo escobar would also get into the hippo game importing four of them to live on his estate in columbia and now forty some years later they have bread and multiplied and are spreading all over the wetlands of north bogo. Talk causing mayhem. Consternation and some real concerns for the region. Scientists say this now invasive species is competing with native wildlife polluting local waterways attacking humans and they project will grow in number two fifteen hundred hippos by twenty forty at that point the scientists say they will be nearly impossible to control their environmental impacts will be irreversible but never mind controlling fifteen hundred hippos. How do you control a dozen or even just one. That's not like you can just google it you know. In colombian officials are not hippopotamus experts and there are unique challenges levied upon this specific situation. I quoting the washington post in their natural habitat. Hippos spend the long dry season crowded into waterways shrunk to puddles. They're vulnerable to disease and predation not to mention one. Another as bad tempers but tropical columbia is hippo paradise. Environmental agency researcher david vary lopez said rain is abundant food is plentiful and they're no carnivores large enough to pose a threat. The animals spend five hours a day grazing on grasses and the rest of their time basking in the cool waters of the magdalena and surrounding lakes and quotes report from columbia not being the hippos natural habitat having in effect on the hippos behavior it also affects the surrounding communities impression of the hippos. The officials tasked with dismantling escobar's estate back in the ninety s. Weren't sure what to do with the one male and three female hippos so they just let them roam instead of sending them to a zoo with his other animals and mostly they did that because the hippos were massive and aggressive no one really wanted to approach them so we'll get the harm be and letting them go well. Kenyans and other african communities with native hippo populations could tell you a whole heck of a lot. You've got hippos from each sex so they can breathe for one and they're also hugely destructive to the environment into other animals. Hippos killed more humans each year than other large mammal. But when you don't grow up around hippos you don't necessarily know that so the hippos have become something of a mascot and columbia. According again gift shops in nearby puerto trail info sell hippo keychains and t shirts at the amusement park that was built on the site of escobar's former pleasure palace. Visitors can tour the lake where several dozen hippos now live occasionally one will plot into a nearby community looking as blase as a shopper on his way to the grocery store the hippopotamuses. The town pets resident claudia. Patricia camacho told the local news in two thousand eighteen. You could say that he now takes to the streets as if it were his own and quote but the hippos aren't as friendly as they may look on t shirts. They terrorize farms and hurt residents at times. The government has ordered the hippos to be shot on sight but there's been pushback from animal rights organizations and local residents so then they tried putting the hippos in a pin but and this is one of the mini quotes from this article. That honestly sounds straight hundred jurassic park. Etcheverry said i didn't know they could jump hikes so then they tried big pens with high enough walls that the hippos can't jump onto them. They've also been focused on trying to prevent them from breeding by cuisine. And then castrating the males. They've been through a steep hippo anatomy learning curve on that front though. Not even being sure where to look. For the animals external reproductive organs turns out. It's a bit complicated. They finally got a system of castration down. But it's costly and complicated so they can only do about one year but the estimates are that the population grows ten percent a year and apart from the bodily harm humans and the destruction of farms the hippos as they multiply host of other problems quoting again. A twenty twenty study of hippo inhabited lakes found that nutrients from the animal's feces were fuelling huge. Plumes of area an algae. These intern reduced the oxygen content of the water. Making it toxic to fish.
The 5 biggest Netflix original series have been revealed
"Netflix. Says these are it's five most-watched original series now. This one is weird to me because we were talking the other day about mandalorian. How it's a real flagship series for disney. Plus it's generated subscribers and big budget and all the rest and we were curious where like we'll netflix's has been around for a while. What is their flagship stuff. And so i. I thought of stranger things i also thought about some of the money. They paid for a lot of those comedy specials I wasn't the the escobar show. What was that called. What norcal narcos was that. Another one yes. Ozark is very good. Okay oh sorry anyway. They've done them as done them. But i saw this list and this list kind of surprise a lot of shows. I never watched or heard of for their top five. Most watched shows and well some of them are recent. Which kind of explains you know. Maybe i'm not necessarily watching him. So some of them are recent but number of coming in at number five with sixty three million viewers by the way in order to be viewer. Show on netflix. All used to do is watch two minutes really just so you know that's the threshold while two minutes which for a series. It's kinda crazy to say you watch the series if you only watch two minutes. But that's the metric that they're using they They got this deal With the former the former producer maker of grey's anatomy scandal. What is her name. Rhymes shonda shonda rhimes. Anyway they produce this show. Renton and sixty. Three million people watched it came out recently. And never heard of yeah. See you've never heard of it. I've never i mean. I don't think it's targeted at us. By the way if you scroll down a little bit oh we don't see image for some reason but if you did see the image you would know it is not targeted at you. Okay and then you go or maybe you feel that that's targeted at you. Don't alley brought from sean to land. Who brought you grazing so her. Production companies called sean dillon. She signed one hundred. Fifty million dollar deal with netflix to make some content and this is one of them. That's coming in number filing number four tiger king. This one i heard of but i never watched. Did you watch that. no i'm with you. I've heard many things about it. Good and bad. So when i saw this have a big number for viewership coming in at number four. I believed it. Because i heard the chatter on social media right around the time. When a lockdown lifestyle was taking off it was a lot of tiger king talk. So i i understand that one. Go number three number three stranger things. That's the other one that i had heard about seeing some of the promotions. Seizing three was the top of the bunch. Sixty four million you can see. Some of these are pretty close. Scroll down to number two this one money heist which is a translation. This was a spanish show that i sure you've never heard of but huge in the spanish speaking world is it. Yeah i've seen The hero image on netflix But i haven't watched it. Yeah i guess it would be subtitles if you watched it. Yeah yeah and then coming. In at number one. The witcher seventy six million. Did you know this. Did you watch this I believe this was a really popular show. I have not watched it yet. You see that's going though to lot of. We did not watch it and we're netflix subscribers. So it's kind of. It's a bit interesting. Yeah but we don't watch anything really. I don't watch enough stuff to even say. Maybe this stuff is amazing. But if you ever if you were curious like what are the statistics of a popular show on netflix. This should give you an idea. Between sixty and eighty million between sixty and eighty million viewers is a hit considered a hit original for net flicks. I'd be curious what the mandalorian pulled off. Because i feel like there's a different level that's why i feel like is a big threat to netflix's model the disney's powerhouse in
Boston - Marlboro Native Among 5 Americans Killed In Helicopter Crash In Egypt
"In Egypt on Thursday. The Massachusetts native was identified as chief warrant officer to Marwan Escobar off Marlboro. The soldiers were in the region is part of a peacekeeping effort. The cause of the crash is believed to be a mechanical mouth function. Seven people died. One American soldier survived with serious injuries. The Million Maga march is underway
Traveling To Medellin
"Let's open today's travel with Rick Steves travel writer Dave Seminar. He took his whole family to many in Columbia which used to have a reputation as the headquarters for a dangerous drug cartel. Our interview was recorded just before the global lockdowns kicked in. Hey. Thanks for having me on the show wreck. So you went to Medigene I, mean the image of Medina's like scariest a generation ago is one of the most dangerous cities on the planet. That's right. But but it certainly isn't any longer. I mean these days the murder rate in Medellin is lower than New Orleans Saint, Louis Chicago and several other cities as well. It's an amazing turnaround and. Tourism. Is a booming part of the economy I was just there. My son loves it so much. He bought a condo there and I was there for years this last year with him and we were standing on his balcony and and everybody was blown up fireworks and My son had a Colombian friend there with him and and we were talking about. It and when the Colombians see those fireworks, they remember in the days of Pablo. Escobar. That's what they would explode when they made a deal in the United States with the with the drug trade they're not making deals with the drug trade anymore with the Pablo Escobar outfit that's just celebrating. So they've gone from supplying America's cocaine habit to actually building A. City on live biting entrepreneurs. That's true. They I Columbia is still does produce eighty percent of the cocaine I mean to be frank. However look I went there with my ten and twelve year old sons and my wife, and I would never take them to a place that I thought was too dangerous. So I really consulted with a lot of different people before. Going, there, however, my parents and several other people said, Columbia. You're taking your sons to Columbia you nuts but I did my research and I talked to enough people who had had great experiences there that I felt comfortable doing it and we spent two weeks traveling all around the country and I felt very safe. The whole time tell us about the public tour. It was interesting. You know my wife said Pablo Escobar to are you sure that that's appropriate for our sons who are ten and twelve years old side I called one of the tour companies that had good reviews on trip advisor and he said Oh yes our tour is good for children aged six and up said really okay. Well, let's do it. We thought maybe we can teach them. Okay. He's a bad guy you know here's the. Evils of drugs and teach them a little bit about why the drug violence in and I thought maybe they a lot of it might go over their head but I thought well, they'll learn something. Let's do it but you go through a you goes through your neighborhood community thirteen, which is now trendy. It's filled with street art and is just a festival of good living not good living. It's still a poor area but a festival of happiness. Community Thirteen is sort of an interesting area I've I've found it to be one of the more disappointing stops to be honest with you on the tour I mean, it doesn't really have much to do with Pablo Escobar although it was a neighborhood that was wracked by gang violence, and then in two thousand eleven, the government installed a series of escalators there the idea was. Allowing people to be able to move safely through the community, get from their hilltop neighborhoods down to where jobs and transportation and things of that are. But when I was there in July about the experience maybe if you traveled at a different time of year, you might have an off more authentic experience, but it was absolutely full of tourists which really shocked me because here is. Sort of an impoverished neighborhood that has all credit to them. I. Think it's wonderful. They found a way to turn the violence of the neighborhood into a marketable commodity, but it was absolutely crawling with tourists and I sort of felt like, wow I really don't like going to places that are too full of tourists. So for me, it fell a little bit flat to be. Quite honest. But maybe if I visited another time of year, I would have I would have liked more. No, I don't think. So I mean I was there in the winter but to me, it was a former violence ridden gang ridden community that now is a kind of a tourist trap and it just like an amusement pier in San Francisco, almost or something like that. And what was really fun was the street art I mean, the street art was like it's like going through an art gallery and it's all this edgy colorful tropical kind of street art and you've got it all together by escalators I can imagine before those escalators came you know ten years ago you would have desperately poor people and You'd have the intimidation of the gangs and all of that and and the high murder rate and today there's there's not a hint of that and the escalators let people connect and I think you know the way Columbia has invested in its infrastructure has given poor. Barrios the confidence and the feeling that this is progress and changes possible and and one thing great about going to Medine is you write these cable cars because the city is in a very mountainous area and the poorest communities are pushed way up the mountain sides. But these cable cars, they're just like cable cars had a ski resort. They connect the people in the poor neighborhoods with the good jobs and the good shopping and the good entertainment down in the valley floor and writing these cable cars was just a kind of a celebration of community to me what was your experience on those cable cars? Well I love the cable cars just like you know I took the cable cars up to the park. RV. which is it's a long ride as interesting things that you take two different sets of cable cars. You can take one set of cable cars, which sort of goes through some of the rough hillside neighborhoods, and that one is actually fairly quite cheap to go through and actually when you're. On that first cable car, you're actually getting ordinary people who live in those neighborhoods coming on and off of your Gondola but then to go on the second. Gondola. which takes all the way up the mountain up to the park RV, which is just fantastic and I do recommend that that significantly more expensive so that that second cable you know Gondola is more for tourists in it's it. Would be too expensive for people who live in the humble neighborhoods. But as a traveler, it's worth it's worth it to do both at the lower part words the transportation for the community you you get a sense of the community and you get to talk to people. It's Kinda cool because you're floating above all of these barriers and then after the top city, stop you sort of plateauing you. Go across this amazing lush forest in a giant National Park and they're the only people still on the cable cars are tourists who can afford that but you get to the terminal point way in the middle of the park and I think the locals will come in there by bus, which would be much cheaper because it is a a wonderful jumping off point for for hikes in this nature reserve. Yeah. So the neighborhood that Pablo built I mean now it's called Barrio Pablo Escobar, Pablo Escobar's. But it was originally called million sin to a jury US medicine without shantytowns and the idea was he was really trying to improve his image in the country and he built about three hundred and sixty six humble homes in this neighborhood for people who are down on their locker many of them were homeless and actually living in a garbage dump area and in that region and you talk about street art they're. So there's a number of murals celebrating Pablo. Escobar would say that most Colombians despised Pablo, Escobar and everything he stood for. However in this little neighborhood and I met some of them. There are people who still revere him as quite a small minority of Colombians I would say, but you see mural several murals right in this borrow Pablo Escobar. Depicting. El Patron the hero, the Robin Hood that you're talking about in and some of those people, and there are some young hustlers there who are very interesting entrepreneurs. One of them has created, which you'll find in in the middle of this neighborhood is a Pablo Escobar memories. Museum now there was another Pablo Escobar Museum that was run by Pablo's brother, which was actually shut down and it wasn't in this neighborhood with the government closed that one down. This one is sort of a homemade sort of museum that some young hustlers in the neighborhood of made, and they also sell visits to the US through some of the homes where you can tour the homes and. It's kind of it's bizarre but yeah.
Travel To Medellin
"Let's open today's travel with Rick Steves travel writer Dave Seminar. He took his whole family to many in Columbia which used to have a reputation as the headquarters for a dangerous drug cartel. Our interview was recorded just before the global lockdowns kicked in. Hey. Thanks for having me on the show wreck. So you went to Medigene I, mean the image of Medina's like scariest a generation ago is one of the most dangerous cities on the planet. That's right. But but it certainly isn't any longer. I mean these days the murder rate in Medellin is lower than New Orleans Saint, Louis Chicago and several other cities as well. It's an amazing turnaround and. Tourism. Is a booming part of the economy I was just there. My son loves it so much. He bought a condo there and I was there for years this last year with him and we were standing on his balcony and and everybody was blown up fireworks and My son had a Colombian friend there with him and and we were talking about. It and when the Colombians see those fireworks, they remember in the days of Pablo. Escobar. That's what they would explode when they made a deal in the United States with the with the drug trade they're not making deals with the drug trade anymore with the Pablo Escobar outfit that's just celebrating. So they've gone from supplying America's cocaine habit to actually building A. City on live biting entrepreneurs. That's true. They I Columbia is still does produce eighty percent of the cocaine I mean to be frank. However look I went there with my ten and twelve year old sons and my wife, and I would never take them to a place that I thought was too dangerous. So I really consulted with a lot of different people before. Going, there, however, my parents and several other people said, Columbia. You're taking your sons to Columbia you nuts but I did my research and I talked to enough people who had had great experiences there that I felt comfortable doing it and we spent two weeks traveling all around the country and I felt very safe. The whole time tell us about the public tour. It was interesting. You know my wife said Pablo Escobar to are you sure that that's appropriate for our sons who are ten and twelve years old side I called one of the tour companies that had good reviews on trip advisor and he said Oh yes our tour is good for children aged six and up said really okay. Well, let's do it. We thought maybe we can teach them. Okay. He's a bad guy you know here's the. Evils of drugs and teach them a little bit about why the drug violence in and I thought maybe they a lot of it might go over their head but I thought well, they'll learn something. Let's do it but you go through a you goes through your neighborhood community thirteen, which is now trendy. It's filled with street art and is just a festival of good living not good living. It's still a poor area but a festival of happiness. Community Thirteen is sort of an interesting area I've I've found it to be one of the more disappointing stops to be honest with you on the tour I mean, it doesn't really have much to do with Pablo Escobar although it was a neighborhood that was wracked by gang violence, and then in two thousand eleven, the government installed a series of escalators there the idea was. Allowing people to be able to move safely through the community, get from their hilltop neighborhoods down to where jobs and transportation and things of that are. But when I was there in July about the experience maybe if you traveled at a different time of year, you might have an off more authentic experience, but it was absolutely full of tourists which really shocked me because here is. Sort of an impoverished neighborhood that has all credit to them. I. Think it's wonderful. They found a way to turn the violence of the neighborhood into a marketable commodity, but it was absolutely crawling with tourists and I sort of felt like, wow I really don't like going to places that are too full of tourists. So for me, it fell a little bit flat to be. Quite honest. But maybe if I visited another time of year, I would have I would have liked more. No, I don't think. So I mean I was there in the winter but to me, it was a former violence ridden gang ridden community that now is a kind of a tourist trap and it just like an amusement pier in San Francisco, almost or something like that. And what was really fun was the street art I mean, the street art was like it's like going through an art gallery and it's all this edgy colorful tropical kind of street art and you've got it all together by escalators I can imagine before those escalators came you know ten years ago you would have desperately poor people and You'd have the intimidation of the gangs and all of that and and the high murder rate and today there's there's not a hint of that and the escalators let people connect and I think you know the way Columbia has invested in its infrastructure has given poor. Barrios the confidence and the feeling that this is progress and changes possible and and one thing great about going to Medine is you write these cable cars because the city is in a very mountainous area and the poorest communities are pushed way up the mountain sides. But these cable cars, they're just like cable cars had a ski resort. They connect the people in the poor neighborhoods with the good jobs and the good shopping and the good entertainment down in the valley floor and writing these cable cars was just a kind of a celebration of community to me what was your experience on those cable cars? Well I love the cable cars just like you know I took the cable cars up to the park. RV. which is it's a long ride as interesting things that you take two different sets of cable cars. You can take one set of cable cars, which sort of goes through some of the rough hillside neighborhoods, and that one is actually fairly quite cheap to go through and actually when you're. On that first cable car, you're actually getting ordinary people who live in those neighborhoods coming on and off of your Gondola but then to go on the second. Gondola. which takes all the way up the mountain up to the park RV, which is just fantastic and I do recommend that that significantly more expensive so that that second cable you know Gondola is more for tourists in it's it. Would be too expensive for people who live in the humble neighborhoods. But as a traveler, it's worth it's worth it to do
Travel To Medellin
"Let's open today's travel with Rick Steves travel writer, Dave Seminar. He took his whole family to many in Columbia which used to have a reputation as the headquarters for a dangerous drug cartel. Our interview was recorded just before the global lockdowns kicked in. Hey thanks for having me on the show wreck. So you went to Medigene I mean the image of Medina's like scariest a generation ago is one of the most dangerous cities on the planet. That's right. But but it certainly isn't any longer I mean these days the murder rate in Medellin is lower than New Orleans Saint Louis Chicago and several other cities as well. It's an amazing turnaround and Tourism. Is a booming part of the economy. I was just there. My son loves it so much. He bought a condo there and I was there for years this last year with him and we were standing on his balcony and and everybody was blown up fireworks and My son had a Colombian there with him and and we were talking about it. And when the Colombians see those fireworks, they remember in the days of Pablo Escobar. That's what they would explode when they made a deal in the United States with the with the drug trade, they're not making deals with the drug trade anymore with the Pablo Escobar outfit that's just celebrating. So they've gone from supplying America's cocaine habit to actually building a city. On live biting entrepreneurs that's true. They I Columbia is still does produce eighty percent of the cocaine I mean to be frank. However, look I went there with my ten and twelve year old sons and my wife and I would never take them to a place that I thought was too dangerous. So I really consulted with a lot of different people before. Going there however, my parents and several other people said Columbia, you're taking your sons to Columbia you nuts. But I did my research and I talked to enough people who had had great experiences there that I felt comfortable doing it and we spent two weeks traveling all around the country and I felt very safe. The whole time tell us about the public tour. It was interesting. You know my wife said Pablo Escobar, to are you sure that that's appropriate for our sons who are ten and twelve years? Old Side I called one of the tour companies that had good reviews on trip advisor and he said Oh yes. Our tour is good for children aged six and up said really okay. Well, let's do it. We thought maybe we can teach them. Okay. He's a bad guy. You know here's. The evils of drugs and teach them a little bit about why the drug violence in and I thought maybe they a lot of it might go over their head but I thought well, they'll learn something. Let's do it but you go through you goes through neighborhood community thirteen, which is now trendy it's filled with street art and is just a festival of good living not good living. It's still a poor area but a festival of happiness yeah. Community Thirteen is sort of an interesting area I've I've found it to be one of the more disappointing stops to be honest with you on the tour I. mean it doesn't really have much to do with Pablo Escobar though it was a neighborhood that was wracked by gang violence, and then in two thousand eleven, the government installed a series of escalators there the idea was. Allowing people to be able to move safely through the community get from their hilltop neighborhoods down to where jobs and transportation and things of that are. But when I was there in July about the experience maybe if you traveled at a different time of year, you might have an off more authentic experience but it was absolutely full of tourists which really shocked me because here is. Sort of an impoverished neighborhood that has all credit to them I think it's wonderful. They found a way to turn the violence of the neighborhood into a marketable commodity, but it was absolutely crawling with tourists and I sort of felt like, wow, I really don't like going to places that are too full of tourists. So for me, it fell a little bit flat to be. Quite honest. But maybe if I visited another time of year, I would have I would have liked more no I don't think so I mean I was there in the winter but to me, it was a former violence ridden gang ridden community that now is a kind of a tourist trap and it just like an amusement pier in San Francisco. Almost or something like that. And what was really fun was the street art I mean the street art was like it's like going through an art gallery and it's all this edgy colorful tropical street art and you've got it all together by escalators. I can imagine before those escalators came you know ten years ago you would have desperately poor people and You'd have the intimidation of the gangs and all of that and and the high murder rate and today there's there's not a hint of that and the escalators let people connect and I think you know the way Columbia has invested in its infrastructure has given poor barrios. The confidence and the feeling that this is progress and changes possible and and one thing great about going to Medine is you write these cable cars because the city is in a very mountainous area and the poorest communities are pushed way up the mountain sides. But these cable cars, they're just like cable cars at a ski resort they connect the people in the poor neighborhoods with the good jobs and the good shopping and the good entertainment down in the valley floor and writing these cable cars was just a kind of a celebration of community to me what was your experience on those cable cars? Well. I love the cable cars just like you know I took the cable cars up to the park RV, which is it's a long ride as interesting things that you take two different sets of cable cars. You can take one set of cable cars, which sort of goes through some of the rough hillside neighborhoods, and that one is actually fairly quite cheap to go through and actually when. You're on that first cable car. You're actually getting ordinary people who live in those neighborhoods coming on and off of your Gondola. But then to go on the second Gondola, which takes all the way up the mountain up to the park RV, which is just fantastic and I do recommend that that significantly more expensive so that that second cable you know Gondola is for tourists in its it. Would be too expensive for people who live in the humble neighborhoods. But as a traveler, it's worth it's worth it to
Money Matters with Jen Hemphill
"Jen. Through. Them how are you? I'm good. How are you? I'm excited to do this I. We've met in person and just to get to talk on your podcast I am thrilled I know fellow podcasters. Yeah, federal pockets, review part because you for a long time yet because how when did you get started twenty sixteen you started before me okay. Twenty it'll be five years. So yes, So we'll talk about your podcast we've been in for a minute. And I think more. So now that Is podcast. Right right and it's interesting because it seems like people are like you are a veteran podcast around like what? Really but in I guess in comparison texts number of new podcasters I guess, yes I mean, you talked to Escobar and like she's a real truce. Right like. Decades apart guesting. Right right. So okay. Then back to your store, you tell us who you are with your heritage. So I am goal beyond by birth, but I always am very transparent. My father is a Gringo. So I was fortunate or however you WANNA call it I did not immigrate to the US because by birth I was an American citizen and I was a Colombian citizen by birth and we were there basically was eight years old in Columbia in Columbia. Solid there till I was eight years old and it was basically for money reasons. That we moved to the US both my parents are educated but my father at those times back in the seventies was still a time when Columbia it was very insecure, not just insecure from robberies in in all the violence but insecure economically. So my father being educated, it was very hard for him to find a job or our job a stable job. So he would do make do bake sell bread pump gasoline anything that he could do to earn a living and gone on. Yeah in Columbia. So that was just a very difficult part they tried some entrepreneurship as some restaurants slash discotheques. And they fought the. I was the kid because at that time they do anymore. But in Columbia typically, if you have like a bakery restaurant, you typically live there you have a house not typically. But in the smaller areas, you have a house adjacent to worn apartment adjacent to that business, right? So we lived there and I remember sneaking down 'cause I wanted to dance underneath the. Disco. Ball. No Way. A, little, girl. How does Okay. So how was the growing with Dad and Columbia? It was very interesting. Did he speak English to you know Gomaa See I did not learn English until we moved to the states. So English was my second language granite he wasn't is funny because he was in English. When he did get jobs, it was primarily to teach English so. I had a word but in terms of having conversations I learned English when I moved to the US and I was in an esl class all that and so it was very interesting times because in Colombia gringo equated to money right I think everywhere in Latin America most most places, right so a lot of people thought we had money. So I do have memories of me and my dad but without walk in the city and all the sudden, he would grab my hand and we. We'll start running because he stuck out and that time of six foot tall man was a giant not anymore. So six foot tall imagine a really Pale red hair freckles blue eyes in that time that stuck out now things are evolved right where when my husband and I his military we moved to living in federal and unless thinking Oh, my goodness I was prepare myself. I'M GONNA stick out because I'm very unlike skinned or going to stick out I'm GonNa think people are GonNA think. That I'm agreeing got been no I didn't know much about biddle obviously. Much European influence there was and so I blended an purdy well. So in Columbia was very, very interesting just because it was always running away from people wanting to steal in interesting times all my so he would grab your hand he would run through the streets. Yes. Get home or to go places. Yes. Wow. Again, this is not speaking badly of Columbia John by Macho. This was is a city living one in that happens everywhere and it was an time of that was just insecure and add things are better not one hundred percent like any city.
Creating Anti-Racist Podcast Spaces 101
"So this session is called creating anti-racist podcast spaces one a one and just so you know people in our group have been asking for this over and over and over again. So we are really excited that we're getting the chance to talk about it today. It's way overdue, but you know having your own Webinar after you just cancelled a bed and you know we're trying to do all things. So we're really grateful to be part of podcast to present this material. It's really important to us and it's unique and we're super excited. So you guys all know Elsie don't want introduce her but no, just kidding. Sorry Elsie. Escobar is my business partner in crime. She has worked for Lipson for Brazilian years. She is a podcasting pundit. She is an activist. She is a stay at home homeschooling. Crazy mountain dwelling go loving mom. And I love everything about her and then we've got madeline who created her platform and podcast a mad vox for creative ambitious were looking to reach their writing goals. She's also the managing editor for women of Color Podcasters, which is an exclusive inclusive community dedicated to improving the representation inclusion of women color in all aspects of the podcast industries of she is the perfect person to help us through this conversation and they intend Jia Jia is a storyteller coach business consultant when she's been featured in Brazilian places such as U. S., H. Day by soul, which I love the identity of she magazine and she focuses her time and helping busy and stressed women ditch. Create better health more happiness and finally heal their relationship with food and their bodies sign me up. She is the creator of the wellness podcast, the skinnier in and USA Today recognized podcast. That's what she did. Show that curates the stories of brilliant women. Thank you ladies so much for being here today I will let y'all get away Dino Marcus so much that was great and then. The little you segment. I. Love. All right I'm just GONNA pull up our presentation here so that we Can See where we are this worked out. Well, 'cause goes I don't know if I can create it so that everyone's looking at the screen, but luckily up to do nothing. So. Fi. Welcome everyone to creating anti-racist podcast faces one one. Thank you so much for signing up and joining us here. Today we have a short amount of time. So we're going to do our best to try to pack a lot of really useful actionable information into this time and still reserve some space to be end for questions. Just know if you don't get your question to ask today, don't worry you're welcome to contact me directly. I. Have A PDF. Takeaway for you that we put together that has our contact information on it and some useful places for you to continue your learning and help you and taking action in moving forward if I'm good. Good good. Get we've already been introduced. Hello Nice to meet you. Thank you for being here. Audible mention for Danielle. The Danielle is the founder of w women of Color podcasters network. She's also hosts the thought card podcast. She helps with this entire process and putting this together unfortunately, she could make it today. So Honorable Mention Danielle is here in spirits yes. Okay. So let's kick us off about what we're GonNa talk about and this is how you're gonNA know you're in the right states. So you're in the right place if your ready to authentically like from the heart shift or start creating anti-racist content in mmediately, we understand that this is a tough topic to take on that there's a lot of discomfort with it. It's OK discomfort your friend please know that this is a journey today we're. Here to help you learn how to start to systematize inclusivity in your podcast and the content that you're creating across all platforms. Please you're willing to be here know that you're going to have to be willing to step out of your comfort zone. We understand that it's uncomfortable. We're here to help guide you through that be prepared to make mistakes and. Learn. If you're cool with that, you are in the right place and again understand that this is a journey. It's not a destination. There are no easy answers. There are no quick fixes. What we're trying to be here to do today is to help you get started on that journey some questions that you might have and just support you along the way. So. If your still with us, thank you. We appreciate you being here. No hard feelings you're ready to opt out. That's your choice but if you're not with us, that's okay. You can sign off now. But if you're still here things you should know this is not a box checking expedition. We're not here to tell you the right things to. Say do so that you can check the box in and Bam done this journey. I can't emphasize that enough this does take time commitment. There are no quick fixes here. So if you're ready to start shifting your content if you're ready to start trying new things in your ready to learn new this process, it will take commitment from you it will take. Time is not going to be done by the end of this conference. Our hope here is that we're going to help you aim for sustainable and authentic change. It's going to everybody has a different starting point. It's GONNA look different for everybody but hopefully, we're all arriving at a place with our work that is equitable that is inclusive and that feels Good for for all of us on some level and a quick reminder, I can't emphasize this enough either discomforts is your friend. It means that you're growing. It means that you're trying and you're making mistakes that means the same thing. So just stay with it So before we really jump into the content, we want to bring your attention to some Some women specifically who are excellent people for you to know and to follow and learn from some of them are in the podcasting space. Currently, others are more in the equity inclusion world. But these are all women right here that have a lot to say on this topic they know a lot about this topic they're doing the work every single day, and we do call on many of them in their. Wisdom in this presentation and so take down there hamble start following them start learning from them
Florida teachers speak out about their concerns before going back to school
"Against plans to reopen schools in Florida They're suing Governor De Santis. CBS is Peter King from Orlando. The teachers say physically being in the classroom could be dangerous. Andre Escobar, who's medically considered high risk, says his doctor calls him very unlikely to survive Pediatrician and that Nielsen, you have to have the ability to be safe. We're not there. We don't have anything ready. It's a disaster waiting to happen. The teachers don't want in person teaching to resume in Florida until the positive test rate is below 5% time for renters to
World's Record for Most Podcasting Mistakes In An Episode
"Pretty? Frenzy and. Unfortunately my microphones behind it last night when we were. Practicing, I kept going like this so that I could. We have to remind her to get out of the. Presentation so Welcome she podcasts on fire. Or your host Jessica and Elsie can you just keep take over? I? Think. I have to send this quickey email. All right. So three mistakes rate, their people number one, please don't name your show on fire just because or which actually expands even more to please don't copy somebody else's show because or a variation on the name because you think it's really cool and that's the same way that yours is. Please don't do that The other thing she moved away from the mic we oftentimes get very excited and then move all the way over here, and then we're doing this and we don't realize you have to be on Mike to get very good levels for your end product. You must be engaged and lastly she's GonNa take care of an email most of the time I, get one of the things with just. An opportunity to see her and I cannot tell you how many different times I'm just like just. Just Pay Attention. Listen I'm very busy and important. That's right. Foot people can hear you typing just. So you know you're not fooling anyone and yeah she can see me typing actually but normally it's because. I mean to be fair. You're talking about something that I can't speak on right I understand so. Editor can hear you the is which sucks. So yeah, it's better to not do that. All right. So let's get started with the opening one's here. Let's see how do we start moving right along. Okay sees. So yeah, be mindful of your microphone I am really hiding are Holland be mindful of your microphone be mindful of your listener I'm doing it. Now we're recording this for our show this week and I'm moving to the MIC like specifically not supposed to be doing. This is not actually me being funny I. I. Just have to Redo it. Mind you this actually gives the other the other one of the tips that we're going to be giving. You need to test things out before you actually record, and this is what we are showing you. That is not happening. So part of the deal when you do your show is that you have to pretend as if it's actually happening even though nothing is happening to. Know, the right placement Yes tech is tricky. ECHINACEA don't do anything that will mess with it. Don't FIDGET DON'T CHEW ICE Don't. Talk and look out the window. Don't shoot anything. that. I've been asked. Not to do lots of times and make sure you have water something to drink on your desk because if God forbid you do. Get something caught in your throat you will. You. You know it's not good to have to get up and go get something also checking your connection if you're a person with more than one Wi fi network, which I am oftentimes. One, of them will be better than the other that day haven't made sure that I've looked to make sure and also choosing the right microphone. So the difference between the one that you WANNA record or your headphones or the computer like right now there's three and play and the right one is chosen. It'll sound. So terrible. You have to do add that on a little bit just think about whenever you choose your microphone that are certain APPs that use separate microphones. There are times when you can definitely set your computer to take on the specific microphone that you want it to us. But there are times when that gets a little bit glitzy depending upon what software you're using. So be extra crazy about checking it. So right now we are on zoom, and so I get a chance to go check on zoom if it's Pick there even though were also recording on another external like soft piece of software that's capturing our audio. We also need to make sure that that piece of software also has this Mike picked in its every single time because I guarantee you when it really matters when you're like Oh everything's okay. You'RE GONNA find out that one interview that one conversation that one amazing show you didn't pick the right Mike. And you'll be sad. Very very sad No. Yeah. Those things are super important. You know what I just realized. Also, we forgot to introduce ourselves completely. So for those of you who don't know us. You should. We are the CO founders of she podcasts I. Am just a cup from in. This is Elsie. Escobar. who was on earlier we co-founded she podcast in two thousand fourteen. MOSTLY TO HAVE A. Safe space to ask questions where we wouldn't feel we were asking stupid questions or get answers from people that might think we're stupid I. Guess That's The you had a very nice description earlier, which was you know we just needed a I forget what you said, but it was perfect. We. Just needed a place to hang where we would feel safe to ask the questions out. We needed to ask and not feel like I. Think part of it is that. I felt. Dumb or stupid about asking or an antenna like I should know these things and or that you'll be looked down upon for not knowing those things when realized just started. And also for me, it was lake getting technical answers to questions that I didn't feel needed technical answers. There was probably a simple solution for people who weren't trying to be like the next. You know. Adam. Curry that we shouldn't all have to aspire to be that so. That's why so yeah. So Jazz Elsie. and. This is kind of our show. This is her to every single time where on which. Kind of yes. But we are going to address all of these mistakes. So we've what you've already seen as well. The mics are not on. Possibly chewing gum chewing ice not a good thing everything's on your. Any everything is being recorded messing around with hair and earrings. Talking while turning away from your microphone, making sure that you're definitely on there and not having water and so impart when you were talking about the water thing just. I'm a fan of having something with a lid on it throw yes. because. You can spill your water while you are recording. So having something with a lid has been really great for me 'cause. I'm such a klotz myself and the other thing is that you have to make sure that you make you use. The. Mute. Button. So the mistake would be not using your mute button as much as you can when somebody else's talking or you're drinking because this thing happens watched us. Did you hear that? Yes. So the pop grimes you myself when I Open My. Bottle. Time I know it's annoying but I don't want that noise
Our Season Finale Starring the Founders of She Podcasts and Skyes husband Don
"Hello and welcome to inside podcasting the show in which creators discussed their craft. I'm your host. Sky. Pillsbury. This is a post show episode, but we're doing things just a little differently today I all chat with Elsie Escobar and Jessica Kupperman about last week's interview with sixteen nineteen producers, a Diese Egan and Anti Brown Jessica and Elsie our the founders of she podcasts a community that helps women and non binary podcasters through every step of their podcast journey. The pair met online years ago and joined forces to create a free facebook group that now has over seventeen thousand members. Jessica Elsie also hosts a really fun podcast called she podcasts in which they talk about all things podcasts, and they are the founders of she podcast live an in person conference I attended their inaugural event last year and it was wonderful. Their next event is scheduled for next. October. that's October of twenty twenty. One For the second half of our show due to popular demand I am bringing back my husband. We will take a look back at the season. I hope you enjoy today's conversations and I'll be back at the end to wrap things up. I am thrilled today to have with me, Elsie Escobar and Jessica Cup for men who are the founders of she podcasts. They are also the women I consider to be my podcast Mama's. Even. Though I am almost one hundred percent sure that I'm over than them both. So with that welcome Jessica and Elsie, I'm so happy to have you here. Think. You yes. All right guys you are my guest hosts and I'm your subject and I'm ready for you go. Just you have the questions I will chip in. Okay. There are so many shows and episodes right now in podcasting about race and racial relations. So why did sixteen nineteen speak to you specifically? Honestly it made me feel angry that I had not Known so much of what was talked about in this podcast. Hadn't learned any of it in school and I went to a very good public school and yet I felt like everything I was hearing felt new to me obviously I knew basic facts about Abraham Lincoln and the civil war and things like that. But I did not understand any of the nuance and I certainly did not understand how happened what felt like so long ago right it did sorta feel to me like ancient history did not understand how connected it was to our current world. For example, healthcare I had no idea that I mean our healthcare's. Louis it was mind blowing like the fact that we have the worst healthcare system of any developed nation and the fact that that can be traced. So clearly back to the fact that we did not want to allow black enslaved people or even black UNIN slaved people to have equal healthcare. You know the fact that we can trace that back is. Rushing and tragic, and it's tragic for all of us you know and those kinds of realizations just felt so jarring and I had a real emotional reaction to listening to the podcast both because I just felt so much more empathetic to people who are living the black experience in the US but also it was also emotional because I felt cheated of that knowledge and so the reason why I wanted to talk to the people and I still feel so incredibly fortunate that I was able to get them on the show and bring shine. Any kind of light on that for other people was incredibly rewarding and that's why I wanted to have him on on the show they. It's funny. I've thought about this like they talk in the episode about how they want to lift up Nicole's work and I felt that in talking to them, I was hoping to lift up their work and Nicole's work. You know sort of getting even more Meta here but just wanting people to recognize and see this podcast and maybe have the same kind of transformative experience listening to it that I did.
"escobar" Discussed on Hyperbrole: A Comedy Advice Podcast
"Hey, everybody, it's Steph in here coming at you from the beginning of love some. Gosh. It's hot here in Arizona I. It's dry heat, so my sweat is evaporating before it even hits the end my pores, but I am hanging in there. I'm loving it don't have a pool or anything to get doused in so I'm just saying in the House with some air conditioning and you're wondering. Why do I care? You? Probably don't so I'm just going to get into the what the episodes about. We've got a very. Great guest I'm stop, I'M NOT GONNA. Use special anymore I feel like I'm I'm just diluting special so I'm going to say we have a very unique guest today. We've got Eric Escobar. He is hilarious from start to finish. So I hope you guys really enjoy. He talks about his. He talks about his pre episode accident. which you're GONNA WANNA tune in for talks about how he got into comedy through making an appearance on last comic standing, and is interaction with Greg Giraldo. He's about doing comedy in La. His many appearances on Buzzfeed, which is really cool. He talked about dressing his parents as an emo kid for one of the buzzfeed pieces, and then we hear about a time where he almost had dinner with Jerry. Seinfeld. Oh God! It's a great impression, isn't it? We also talk a little bit about his Ted Talk to which wasn't out at the time, but it's out now. If you guys please, please are in the giving spirit and supporting spirit. I've included all the links in the show notes to follow Eric. Give Him some love. He loves getting love from people. He doesn't know, so please do that also. He is starring in series. Two of ethics is sex life, so be sure to tune in for that. That's also in the state in the stage, notes stage notes. Jolly good sir! Guys thank you so much for listening. If this is your first time, welcome come on in, have a cup of coffee. Take off shoes in joy. If you guys have been here for a while, thank you so much for coming back and if you haven't yet, please subscribe leave a review. I can't tell you how important that is to the algorithms for Apple podcasts, and that's about it. If you guys haven't followed us on social, please do or on twitter.
Tales From the Dark Web
"This week's theme comes to us from Daniel Ocho and is called tales from the dark web. Here's why Daniel chose this theme. He says the Internet has a dark side hidden. Just below the surface, these podcasts will guide listeners through stories from the Internet's dark side where crime, drugs and murder are the currency of choice. Here are they episodes chosen by Daniel for this week's theme along with short descriptions of each episode. The first episode comes to us from the missing Crypto, Queen and called Dr Rusia. It's twenty three minutes long. Dr Rouge promised financial financial, revolution and then two years ago, she disappeared. Why. The missing crypto clean is an eight part series from BBC sounds. The next episode comes to us from reply all and is called the snapchat thief it sixty nine minutes long. This week, a super tech support after Lizzie snapchat gets hacked. Things Start Getting Really Creepy Alex investigates. The next episode comes to us from case file, and it's called the Silk Road part, one and two. The first episode is eighty four minutes long, and the second is eighty minutes long. The Silk Road was an ancient network of trade routes that started in China in the second century BC via a combination of roads and sea routes goods like silk, paper, and spices transported from the producers in Asia to the markets in Europe. Eventually, it wasn't just goods that were traded. They're also ideas, customs, religions, and even diseases. The next episode comes to us from Lizard people is called Bitcoin was created by a rogue ai with Sam Baltar it sixty minutes long. Bitcoin is one of the great mysteries of the Internet. Age who exactly created it? Where's it going? How did it blow up so fast? What the fudge is a blockchain, and why don't I have won the delightful Sam Baltar of the equally delightful podcast? Weird work joins to talk about cryptocurrency and the possibility that the J. Cryptic coin was created by. Get this artificial intelligence. The next episode comes to us from breach and is called. Caution falling rocks. It's forty seven minutes long. The Yahoo data breach left three billion users private information vulnerable for three years before the public learned about it. How did it happen? And what can we learn from the greatest known data breach in history? Those are the episodes chosen by Daniel. Ocho for this week's theme tales from the Dark Web, follow along with the discussion of this week's podcast episodes by using the Hashtag dark web pods. Now for some podcast industry news from the inside podcasting newsletter. As always, thank you to Sky Pillsbury. Who writes the inside podcasting newsletter for allowing us to share it with our ear? Buddies on this podcast will share the top stories from this week's issue of the newsletter. I story. Sky Interviews James Kim on her podcast the inside podcasting podcast. James is the creator of the fiction podcast moon face a show. Time magazine named one of the best ten twenty nineteen. In Moon face a young Korean American man named Paul wants to tell his mom that he's gay, but they don't speak. The same language Paul Story is loosely based on James Kim's real life experiences. Next story layoffs public radio suffered a heartbreaking number of layoffs this week. Here are the details Minnesota public radio slash American public media has laid off twenty eight employees. APM has also stop production of live from here and the hilarious world of depression. Chicago public media has let go of twelve employees and has ceased production on sound opinions. Next Story. She. PODCASTS founder Jessica. Cup for men and Elsie Escobar have decided to postpone their organizations. Second Annual Conference until October twenty twenty one. It was originally scheduled to take place in Arizona later this year.
Kingpins Daily: Jhon Jairo Velasquez
"Today's quote is from Hitman. John Jairo Popeye Velazquez of the medicine drug cartel the less was Pablo Escobar's right hand. Man throughout the s until his arrest in one thousand nine hundred eighty nine upon his release. Velazquez started a new life. Leveraging his notoriety into a Popular Channel Book Deals and film roles in the two thousand seventeen interview. Velazquez defended his past life as a criminal saying with the politicians. We have in Columbia. Being abandoned is an honor. Velazquez delivered this incisive quote. Only a few years ago but the government corruption. He alludes to has a very long history one that is deeply entwined with the rise of the cartels in the Mid Nineteen Ninety s Columbia's then presidential candidate a Nesto. Some pair was accused of accepting six million dollars from a drug cartel though. Some pet narrowly won election and survive to impeachment proceedings. These signaled the corruption had reached the very highest levels of the Colombian government. It didn't end there in the two thousand six para political scandal. Five congressmen were arrested for collaborating with a paramilitary group that was responsible for killing thousands of Colombians civilians and as recently as two thousand eleven. Thirteen members of Columbia's Tax Authority were arrested for embezzling millions of dollars from the country's taxpayers. Over the US. This level of rampant corruption has undermined public faith in the Colombian government and election process within this context. One can see how Velazquez mine ocoee that compared to these politicians being abandoned is an honor however it must be pointed out that Popeye Alaska's was much more than just a bandit. He was a ruthless and prolific assassin. Beliefs Kaz began working for notorious drug lord. Pablo Escobar at the tender age of seventeen before joining the cartel. He had tried out the navy where he got the nickname Popeye for his strength and prominent jaw but Velazquez quickly left the service in search of a more thrilling line of work becoming Pablo. Escobar's enforcer was much more in line. With what Young Velasquez was looking for. He took to the bloody work with. Gusto over the course of his criminal career Velazquez claim to have personally murdered more than three hundred people as well as participating in the killings of thousands more in the midst of escalating violence Velazquez masterminded the deployment of upwards of two hundred car bombs against rival druglords and government officials and in Nineteen eighty-nine ve Alaska's targeted a Colombian presidential candidate by planting a suitcase bomb on a plane. Which killed all one hundred seven people aboard as well as three more on the ground he later described this mass murderer as a work of art. Even rampant government corruption begins to Pale in comparison to the level of Violence Velazquez. Took pleasure in meeting out. Presumably Popeye would have happily continued on as a hitman indefinitely but his exploits eventually caught up with him. In nineteen eighty. Nine Velasquez was sentenced to thirty years in prison for drug terrorism and the murder of a Colombian presidential candidate. He only served twenty two years before his release in two thousand fourteen with prison behind him. Velazquez publicly renounced his old ways and embarked on a new career as a kind of pundit and public figure he launched a youtube channel called Popeye Arab Pentito or remorseful Popeye in which he held court on various political issues affecting Columbia. The channel quickly racked up more than one point two million subscribers and Alaska's parlayed the online popularity into to book deals and a movie about his life which he directed and starred in Popeye also gave private tours of medicine highlighting the sites of cartel escapades though. Velazquez claimed to repent for his sins often and loudly. There is some evidence to suggest that his apology tour was more about attention and notoriety ben contrition in some videos. Popeye posted. He visited the graves of people he murdered and described in vivid detail. Exactly how he killed them. Perhaps as a way to relive his glory days also Velazquez reacted poorly when people didn't accept his apology for example when the son of a man who died in that plane bombing refused to forgive him. Popeye called him a bad man with an evil heart ultimately. There's no way to know pies true motivations but whatever Velasquez was he could certainly turn of phrase for example. Popeye once said it is better to die of a bullet than of a disease in bed. Ironically in February twenty twenty Alaska's passed away at age fifty seven from stomach cancer. It seems death is the great
Harris, Colleagues Announce DHS IG Will Examine ICE Detention Facilities COVID-19 Policies and Practices
"California senator Kamilla Harris says the inspector general at the department of homeland security will conduct a review of federal efforts to prevent and mitigate the spread of covert nineteen at immigrant detention facilities S. as letter group of more than two dozen senators demanding answers on corona virus preparedness in immigration detention facilities earlier this month fifty seven year old Carlos Escobar Mejia became the first immigrant known to die from covert nineteen in detention he was held at the Otay mesa detention center in San Diego nationally more than a thousand immigrants are believed to have tested positive many more likely to have been in the infected detainees have held hunger strikes and protests against the lack of protective supplies and the lack of access to hygiene
"escobar" Discussed on Killer Knowledge
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"escobar" Discussed on Kingpins
"This kingpins apar- cost original. I'm honest there and I'm kate. Every day in May were featuring the quote by an iconic crime figure teaching us in their own words what it takes to survive in the underworld today. We're recalling an odd moment in the life of Colombia's King of cocaine Pablo Escobar. According to his son Juan Pablo when the family was once holed up in one of Escobar's hideouts in the mountains of Medein. His father resorted to drastic measures to keep the family warm. The hideout was unheeded and without resources to start a fire soon. Escobar's daughter Manuela became so chilled as to fall into hypothermia so Pablo senior wasted little time in dragging up the only fuel available a stack of over two million dollars and lit the cash on fire. Though burning money seemed unfathomable Escobar once allegedly said. I can replace things but I could never replace my wife and kids for someone who had killed dozens of men in cold blood. Escobar was acutely aware of certain aspects of the sanctity of family. He and his wife had met when she was just a teenager of thirteen. Their choice to elope two years later defied her family's wishes but proved she wanted to make their fairytale marriage a reality and in the coming years. She gave birth to their two children. Juan Pablo and Manuela who became the cherished prizes of Escobar's I at least when he wasn't making plush smuggling deals Escobar saw himself as the king of his family in addition to the head of his business however his alleged belief that incinerating his own spoils was worth keeping the family. Warm must be taken with a grain of salt in truth Escobar's loved ones were sequestered away in the rural enclave. Because of his nefarious drug-smuggling empire in the late nineteen eighty s through the early ninety s. Escobar was wanted by Colombian police and a bounty was out for anyone close to him including his family. Such dire circumstances meant that the Paradise Pablo had once built for the family at Hacienda Annapolis. Complete with zoo animals like elephants. Giraffes was but a distant memory now. They had to live like outlaws shadows so as not to be captured or worse killed not to mention two million dollars was more money than hundreds of Colombian families could ever dream of seeing for Escobar to set it aflame as he fled. Law Enforcement was an act of blatant extravagance. Still it wasn't completely out of the ordinary for Pablo to simply shrug off losing this kind of money. According to his brother Roberto who served as one of the Cartels Accountants Pablo was earning? So much that year he would write-off ten percent of the money because the rats would eat it in storage or it would be damaged by water or lost that sunk in ten percent. Roberto was estimating amounted to a staggering figure according to the UK's independent it probably around two point one billion dollars so while Escobar was at times a Robin Hood father to his kids the very methods by which he provided for them would eventually cripple the family's freedom and livelihood this proved true as the end edged near Escobar in nineteen ninety one. He briefly made a truce with law enforcement by agreeing to turn himself in as long as he could construct his own prison. He spent a while living it up in the extravagant compound which was dubbed leconte drawl for its amenities but he tried to flee when the Colombian government ordered his transfer to a conventional prison after an exhausting sixteen months on the run S. Kabbah was shot dead in a firefight with police in the neighborhood. In medine in Nineteen ninety-three his wife Maria and their children attempted to flee Columbia immediately after briefly struggling to find a country that would allow them in Argentina. Granted them permission to live within. Its BORDERS UNDER PSEUDONYMS. Escobar's wife Maria and the children would face years of persecution even after his death the poignant moment from the freezing hideout would stay with them. Judging by one Pablo's recollection of its as an adult perhaps to him and his family. The mystifying gesture was just another demonstration of love from their king..
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They're having to live that every day as part of their daily life Murph was there for three years and was there for six years and there was a point in time Escobar declared war on Columbia twice and almost a third time and there was a point in time where there were as many as thirty to fifty car bombings a day and so every time they opened the car door and it didn't blow up there like a meeting. Was that kind of situation. I mean he they were he was murdering police officers women and children. He blew up a bookstore full of women and children ahead of the school season one year. The numbers that he murdered are nobody knows for sure. But you know fifteen to fifty thousand people. I mean it's he was the world's first narcoterrorists in you know he was one of the most evil guys In history that's crazy and we'll have a link to that so you can get people can get straight to those shows to check those out to more on that but now and so. 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Something like that. I can't remember exactly but at the time what people were saying was. Hey look unless you're like a massive celebrity near incredibly well known which of course I am not or you're part of a major media company you know Fox or NPR or or you're an incredibly well funded startup in the podcast page. Wonder you're one of these types of outfits you can't make it so in other words the days of successful independent podcasters or over here and here. We sit three years in. I have two podcasts. That regularly chart the top two hundred overall. Today there are nine hundred thousand podcast and in the business category. We've hit number one here. Here's the hub. I love music and one of my favorite new artists. Is this Gal Lizardo? 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"escobar" Discussed on Kingpins
"Due to the graphic nature of this kingpins crimes listener discretion is advised this episode includes discussions of murder and torture that some people may find offense sieve we advise extreme caution for children under thirteen it was fall of nineteen ndo mentally reviewing the cases on his docket while his driver navigated the heavy city traffic suddenly a motorcycle slipped between the Lane means of gridlock vehicles and stopped right next to the judges window there were two people on the motorcycle their faces obscured behind tented laments the passenger lifted an AK47 and sprayed bullets into the back seat the assassins sped way leaving the judge rapidly bleeding to death in the backseat his execution had been ordered by L. Petron cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar the judge earned his death sentence by issuing a warrant for Pablo's arrest his assassination marked the beginning of a new era for Bob blow and for Columbia over the next ten years hundreds of people by some estimates even thousands would die for defense fine Pablo Escobar.
"escobar" Discussed on Kingpins
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This is our second episode in a four episode series on legendary cocaine trafficker Pablo Escobar last week we heard about how Pablo's violent childhood informed his anti imperial list ideals and attracted him to a criminal lifestyle during Pablo's early career between nineteen seventy one and nineteen seventy five he learned three important skills that would be key to his success smuggling bribery and murder this week will witnessed the beginnings of Pablo's cocaine empire and how we expanded exponentially by joining forces with other Colombian drug traffickers we discussed in our last episode how Pablo Spent Three Years years working as a fixer for Rafael Puente a contraband smuggler but after a bust almost got him arrested in around nineteen seventy four nineteen seventy-five Pablo knew he had to go into business for himself. If Pablo was running his own operation he would be able to call. shots without directly handling illegal goods more power and money less risk he'd made enough money working for Rafael that he could other people to do the dirty work so he invested in an emerging market cocaine in nineteen seventy the United States government undesignated cocaine a controlled substance the new government rules made cocaine riskier to produce and distribute the higher risk meant the price ace skyrocketed for Pablo a single truck load of cocaine could make him as much money as an entire convoy of trucks full of other contraband he used the money he'd made smuggling as the seed investment to set up his own cocaine manufacturing infrastructure the first Pablo in his cousin Gustavo Galleria made plans to travel to Peru with a man who called himself hookah Raja the cockroach the cockroach new the best place to find the substance that would get his cocaine business off the ground coca paste coca paste is a mixture of pulverized coca leaves and other chemicals including kerosene sulfuric acid and sodium bicarbonate combined these substances form the active ingredient in white powder cocaine deep in the Peruvian jungle the cockroach introduced Pablo and Gustavo into their coca paste supplier further I order Pablo and Gustavo negotiated a price of sixty dollars per kilo the only had a small compartment in the front right fender of their yellow Renault four to smuggle the paced back to medicine so they only purchased a few kilos wants the coca paste was safely stowed Pablo Gustavo headed for the Ecuadorian border but a few miles before the border crossing they pulled over they drove into the jungle up ahead partially obscured in the jungle foliage was an identical yellow Renault for hatchbacks well identical except for a single detail the license plate Pablo Gustavo transferred the package out of the car with the Peruvian license plate into the car with an Ecuadorian licensed played they sailed through the Ecuadorian border when they approached the Colombian order they repeated the same process with another car they'd predicted that driving with a native license plate would always raise less suspicion and runt they drove the coca paste into the small town of Belan on the western outskirts of Medellin Pablo had purchased a house in a resident Ngel neighborhood there and remodeled it to suit his specific illegal needs the entire first floor had been transformed armed into a single giant industrial lab space to cook the coca paste into cocaine the second floor served as a live in apartment for the Workers who Pablo referred to as the cooks Pablo had the kitchen outfitted with several old refrigerators re purposed as ovens so the hokey paste could be cooked in large batches according to Pablo's brother Roberto the several step chemical process of transforming the paste into powdered cocoa cain quote is no more difficult than baking a cake all the windows in the house were covered to avoid alerting the neighbors but there's nothing Pablo could do about the intense chemical smell that wafted from the house even though Pablo was only making his first batch of cocaine he could already see that this house wasn't sustainable long term he was already thinking bigger once Pablo's first batch of cocaine was synthesis is he had to get it to the United States Pablo organized a system of trucks to transport the drugs from the laboratory and Belan to the airport at the airport workers would package the cocaine and label it with brand names of Pablo's choice usually gems like emerald and diamond and once the cocaine was packaged it was packed inside scrapped airplane tires each tire could hold twenty two four forty kilos the tires were loaded inside a small single propeller airplane a Piper Cub Pablo had gotten the plane stripped down so that the interior was basically just a pilot seat and console he also added an extra compartment for additional fuel the setup maximum is the load the plane could carry without having to stop to refuel a single pilot would fly the plane all the way to Miami at a low altitude loyd radar detection after landing the tires would be offloaded and taken to a dump unknown to the garbage truck driver a Miami the employees of Pablo's would follow the truck to the dump collect the tires and bringing the drugs to distributors and just like that blows cocaine was being sold in the United States and money was headed back to Columbia Pablo use to make about to her hundred and fifty thousand dollars a month running the contraband caravans for Rafael Puente now a single airplane load of cocaine net Pablo over two million dollars and the American market was hungry within months Pablo was sending two or three means a week as Pablo's organization grew he expanded his fleet of cars so both he and Gustavo could drive at the same time they offer the shots Pablo stop driving and focused on expansion he replaced himself with several drivers who could smuggle coca paste intimate again by the truckload and by nineteen seventy six Pablo was twenty six years old and living large in March he married the fifteen-year-old he'd been pursuing since she was thirteen Maria Victoria Henao Pablo moved his wife into a fine stucco.
"escobar" Discussed on Kingpins
"Bob Lowe's wife Maria Victoria Henao Pablo's demeanor shifted immediately as he took the call he murmured sweetly into the is to mafiosos to understand how a kingpin or Queen Pin Rises to the top of the underworld and why they fall is we food the best way to help us is to leave a five star review wherever you're listening it really does help us this is our first in a four episode series on legendary cocaine trafficker Pablo Escobar throughout the nineteen eighties Pablo headed up the Medellin cartel overseeing the muddling of eighty tons of cocaine into the United States every month by some estimates the Medellin cartel was making more than me seventy million dollars a day during this episode will get to know Pablo at his most powerful and then take a look at his childhood and early criminal career sussing out all the details that set him on a path toward his destiny becoming the most powerful rich and dangerous is cocaine trafficker the world has.
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"Situation. Deteriorated quickly the Tenth Superior Judges Committed Gene Gustavo's laga reopened the investigation into the deaths of the two. DAS agents who arrested Escobar in nineteen seventy six the US embassy cancelled his visa and in October nineteen ninety-three the Chamber of Representatives revived his parliamentary immunity unity with these reputation now shredded Escobar resigned from his political position on January Twentieth Nineteen eighty-four Escobar also Feis another major problem the US Drug Enforcement Agency the DA was stepping up the fight against organized as crime and the flood of cocaine into the US the Reagan administration had also begun an aggressive push against illicit drug use champion in by Nancy Reagan in the just say no campaign the result was strong collaboration between the Colombian government and the DA who raided injured in destroyed coca paste processing centers and reported that the facilities were owned by the medigene cartel the media continued to report condemnations end of nations of Pablo Escobar. The Colombian administration led by the Justice Minister Rodrigo Lara angered by being continually slanted sounded by the Minister Escobar organize for a team of Sakaria assassins to work out the logistics for Lara to be mode. The whole world is going to come down on us but let's do it. Escobar said I'm not gonNA allow that guy to get away with it. On April thirtieth not at nine thousand nine hundred four to Sakaria is on a motorbike road up along saw Laura's what Mercedes then straight to come. We'll meet newsy a forty five caliber. The gunman Ivan Daria Grew Sada was killed by the minister's bodyguards while the Rawda Barn Velasquez was arrested the assassination sent shockwaves through Colombia and almost immediately afterward the tanker government announced a war against organized crime and approval Colombian traffickers to be extradited to the end not dies Escobar was forced to go on the run along with his he's watt who was eight months pregnant and he's now seven year old son they travel between properties through Colombia Panama and Nicaragua while in Nicaragua Escobar survey new McCain trafficking routes into the US meeting with an American pilot named Barry Seal on June twenty-fifth Nineteen eighty-four Escobar oversaw the first shipment of six hundred kilos of cocaine packed in lodge duffle bags loaded it onto the plane to be flown to southern Florida by CEO himself but by mid July Escobar was given a harsh reality check of how bigamous Gamma stike this had been several US newspapers published a series of photos of him standing by the cocaine shipment in Nicaragua Barry Seal had been a d informant and had been covertly snapping pitches as the shipment was being loaded. Escobar returned to medigene gene and immediately went into hiding. He's legal troubles. Were mounting. A Florida judge issued an arrest warrant while the first superior the judge of Bogota brought charges against him relating to the assassination of Justice Minister Rodrigo Lara on January fifth nineteen ninety-five five Escobar was jolted by news of Full Colombian nationals being extra daughter to the US that morning more than anything he feed need extra edition but the drug kingpin was not going to roll over easily in mid nineteen ninety-five he agreed to finance a plot for the M Nineteen Marxist guerrilla group to occupy the Palace of Justice and stage at trial of President Patankar. He paid the guerilla guerilla group one million dollars. US In cash with a bonus offer if I destroyed the extradition falls for drug traffickers that were being stored there on November sixth nineteen ninety five thirty five m nineteen guerrillas stormed the Palace of Justice through the basement and according to a witness shot at everyone they saw with machine guns the group then Sikua building taking three hundred hostages in the process including twenty four the justice and twenty of judges when President Patenga refuse to attend a trial as the grill is demanded the Columbian military discomfort torn the siege was over more than one hundred people were killed including twelve magistrates and more than six thousand doesn't documents were destroyed Escobar. Watch the story unfold on television from his heart. APP Delighted Early Nineteen Eighteen eighty-six brought Escobar a period of relative calm at the Taw it was not nine that he had fought the siege and with the falls on him at the Palace Allison justice destroyed extradition was off the table for him at least for now in February that year he arranged for Sicario to murder American pilot Barry Seal avenging the DIA informants but trial along with zeal Escobar ordered the murder of a magistrate right who had ruled in favor of extraditions. He's message was clear for any judge who attended two extra dot cocaine traffickers. They would beat eight nine mercy. Despite the warning the new conservative president for Helium Baca was not intimidated and using in an old treaty with the United States announced that the administration were able to extradite individuals without judicial approval once again escobar responded violently ordering the assassination of a journalist working for L. S. Tato who had written an editorial praising the president's resolve in supporting extradition years later the lawyer investigating Escobar's role in the journalist's murder was also assassinated in Bogota violence was not the only method Escobar relied upon he also focuses efforts in the courts fighting against the extradition Asian Tracy legitimately on June twenty fifth nineteen ninety-seven he succeeded when the Supreme Court nullified the rule that allowed extradition without judicial process once again any arrest warrants for Pablo Escobar that had been issued for extradition purposes were lifted like the previous periods of relative calm for Escobar. This one also abruptly ended when a former presidential candidate and leader of the left-leaning patriotic triage union was murdered in Tub nineteen eighty-seven the assassination triggered another man hunt for the drug kingpins and Escobar was again forced back into hiding in late nineteen eighty-seven a war erupted between the mid Jane and Cowley cocktails prompted by Cali Cartel Emba having a fling with the girlfriend of amid aging cocktail Alon drug trafficker while he was in prison when the Cali cartel refused Escobar's demont among to hand the men over a bloody conflict between the cartels ensued the severity of the threat to Escobar was highlighted on January the Thirteenth Nineteen eighty-eight when a Cobb bomb was detonated that saw the Monaco apartment building where Escobar's family was sleeping as he's wife and ten year old son slipped on the bed in a guest room. The explosion caused the roof to collapse sending concrete slab down on top of the only way they survived was that a corner of the slap was caught on a small sculpture sitting on the nightstand. The car bomb was a declaration of war the Cali cartel the Kelly managing war Sola to cocktails engage in a series of kidnappings assassinations and bombings over the next four years. Meanwhile Escobar continued to whites war against these enemies at sort of the Cali cartel in January anywhere in nineteen eighty eight he arranged for the kidnapping of Carlos Mora Hoyas Columbia's inspector general who was murdered by the Sakaria shot eleven living times the murder of such a high profile political figure saw the man hunt for Pablo Escobar escalate dramatically early early in the morning of March Fifth Nineteen Ninety eight Escobar's hot at was righted but two thousand Colombian soldiers along with several tanks and helicopter gunships on chips the drug lord managed to escape into the nearby mountains alerted just before the soldiers arrived but peasants acting as lookouts who watched the Colombian army approaching as they've been making their way across the mountain on the white to another hideout a soldier had stopped them the F. to wherever to Escobar had yelled at Soja. Let me do my work man. I've got some prisoners here. Get Out of my way food food by the cover story. The soldier moved Assad and Escobar led the bodyguards in associates he had with him down the mountain then vanished in mid. June nineteen eighty-nine former presidential candidate Luiz Carlos Galan a Nancy had decided to rejoin the Liberal Party with with the intention of running in the mind nineteen ninety presidential election during the same speech he stated that extradition was the iron the effective tool taught drug trafficking as long as I'm alive. You will never be President Escobar reportedly said as he watched the speech on television they did man can't be president. Galon was scheduled to speak at a rally on August Eighteenth Nineteen eighty-nine and Escobar arranged arranged for several men to infiltrate Galon Security Team Escobar had also green lit the mode of Colonel Valderrama Franklin Quintero. Uh the commander of the Antea Kia police on the same day August eighteenth the colonel was shot in his vehicle as it was stopped at a traffic kicked lighting medigene reportedly hit one hundred fifty times as armed men stood in front of the car and pepper it with boots until they magazines.
"escobar" Discussed on Escape Official
"Young man named Julio Gaviria had shown up drunk too much and was making a fuss over a girl refusing to dance with with him without warning Pablo drew a small five chamber revolver and shot the man in the foot. The incident was reported to the police release and Pablo was arrested and sent to jail although he was released soon after when Julio Gaviria dropped the charges it was Pablo's first brush with the law since his early childhood Pablo was driven and ambitious. He told his friends and family the one day he would be the President of Columbia and his goal was to have one million Colombian pesos in the bank. Bobby Tom. He was thirty now. In the late. Nineteen sixties Pablo was determined to earn his fortune as fast as he could. Hey and his friends indulge in various petty streets scams selling contraband cigarettes and fight lottery tickets. They rubbed a delivery truck making off with deodorant and sites which they sold to shops for half price by the nineteen seventies. The group began stealing new cars from dealerships then replacing the Lawson's plights with those is that they had removed from Rick vehicles before selling the stolen cars on in February nineteen seventy-three age twenty three Pablo orphaned. He's first savings account at the Banco Industrial Colombiana making an initial deposit of one thousand one hundred and sixty Colombian pies is in November of the same year he deposited a further one hundred fourteen thousand and sixty two pesos he was living up to his declaration and was fast becoming a wealthy young man in December that year he met and began saying Victoria Eugenia Genia Hanadova Yoho Victoria Neo was on the thirteen eleven years Pablo junior the Hannah's would the wealthiest theus family in Lopez and owned a successful store sailing fabrics electronics school supplies and expensive lotions among other things although Victoria's parents disapproved the relationship between the two deepened over the next six months in mid nineteen seventy-four full Pablo was stopped while driving a stolen Reynaud and was sent to Ladera prison in medigene he was placed in his cell with Alberto tow Prieto a man known as the Godfather who had made a fortune smuggling whiskey cigarettes and Elektronik into Columbia to sell in measuring Prieto also had ties with powerful Colombian figures including politicians and judges after the pay became friends Pablo listened to prieto intently learning valuable information about the godfathers business model after two months in la La Ladera prison Pablo was released after Prieto made arrangements for evidence from the stolen Renault disappeared a few weeks later prieto offered his former CEO might job guarding the caravans and trucks dip brought the contraband goods from the port of Turbo located on the Caribbean coast based. Pablo insisted that he's cousin Gustavo Caveat area be brought on with him and after Prieto agreed Pablo and his is cousin began. Making show of smuggling vehicles arrived safely from turbo. The two apprentices learned fast quickly earning a reputation tation for being shrewd feel as operators on one occasion. The police stopped five trucks loaded with Marlboro Cigarettes Pablo and Gustavo managed to get the trucks back within twenty four hours likely through persuasion and bribery pleased with their work. The A godfather placed them in charge of thirty five vehicles loaded with goods. The pairing shored H in every vehicle made it through the checkpoints and arrived arrive safely in managing this skills Pablo learned and husband while working for the Godfather readied him for a move into his next business venture. Yeah the cocaine business while working for PRIETA PABLO had observed some of the estates in nearby villages will using small facilities not to process a paste that have been brought from Ecuador Peru and Bolivia once processed the pace was transformed into a white powder outta cocaine curious about this venture. Pablo got in touch with an associate of the Godfather attilio Gonzalez who ran and one of the processing facilities known as a kitchen Pablo learned that Gonzalez and the other two owners if the kitchens would sell the cocaine that process to buys who'd flown in from the US now that he understood the Business Pablo and his cousin Dr Almost one thousand miles south us to work you a port city in southern Ecuador he they purchased their first five causes five kilograms of coca paste they hit the package spice above the petrol tank of Pablo's Renna then drove back to medigene when they returned Atilio Gonzalez process the five kilos paste to produce one kilogram two point two pounds of pure cocaine soon soon afterward the pair sold it to a by V six thousand. US dollars about one hundred and forty thousand Colombian pesos Pablo Escobar Kabbah and Gustavo Gaviria resigned from the job. Guarding the smuggling runs entered the world of narcotics. The two wasted no talk setting up they earn kitchen on a nearby farm and finding a supply for the required precursor chemicals used to process the coca paste they made frequent trips south to the LOA in Ecuador on the border with Peru and soon formed a partnership with coca pice distributor named Hor Hake Eliana Eliana who was also just getting started in the NOCCO business as the weeks and months past Pablo and Gustavo began bringing lodger and logic coca paste shipments back to Colombia for processing by Light Nineteen seventy-five Pablo's fledgling cocaine business was growing quickly and so were the prophets when he was twenty six he and several friends visited the bank how Industrial Colombiana and deposited Roseta check not for one million but one hundred million Colombian pesos more than three million. US Dollars Escobar had fulfilled would he's ambition one hundred fold and a full four years early as he's cocaine business grew steadily escobar continued to see Victoria despite her family's disapproval in March nineteen seventy-six Escobar was preparing to leave for a long trip to coordinate Jordan several large shipments coca paste and made a date with Victoria to say goodbye at the ice cream shop Nia hon when Victoria ask her mother's permission. Her mother forbade her from going so instead Victoria snuck out anxious to see Escobar when he I heard the story Escobar was furious. Victoria's mother wouldn't let her see him. Even though he'd be gone several months he told Victoria Toria that this couldn't go on telling her they should run away to the southern. Colombian city of pesto ticket married Victoria agreed and the two went to his cousin gustavus harm to spend the night together before they would travel to pastor the knicks die but after learning Victoria's brother brother Mario was looking for ESCA so he could kill him for corrupting the families Little Girl Escobar Victoria lift immediately flying to Kelly. We're they intended to get a connecting flight to passed as soon as they could within days of reaching pasta the COPPA were married in a low key ceremony era mony and after a week long honeymoon they returned to Lopez Envigado the newlyweds lived happily in a small house in Lopez but they happiness was short lived on June seventh nineteen seventy six one of the men working for Escobar cold toward him that Columbia's he is department of security the DAS had found a shipment of coca paste being brought from Ecuador by truck but the employees assured Escobar Escobar that the agents would accept a bribe in exchange for letting the shipment through however early the next morning as he prepared to pay off the agents. Eh prearrange meeting Escobar was arrested. The meeting had been a setup to nab as many people as possible while at the same time confiscating escaping the eight and a half kilos coca paste around nineteen pounds the next day Escobar and his accomplices were transferred to Bella L. A. Vista prison where they were booked and photographed the moment his immortalized with Escobar's Mugshot in which he grins from ear probably assuming he stint in jail would be brief while visiting her husband in prison. Victoria learned she was pregnant which spurred Escobar to do whatever was necessary to get out of jail to be with her. His lawyer pooh-poohed strings to get his client transferred to gyro meter a prison and although conditions were substantially better escobar hated being a prisoner still during a football match one day.
"escobar" Discussed on 30 For 30 Podcasts
"<music> having helicopters thinkers soccer teams. It was the economy with pablo. There was no recession never mind all of his. The money was earned from cocaine. We don't wanna talk about that. Let me ask you about the escobar story and ask score myth and sort of escorts a cultural figure. 'cause you know we're we're now living in a moment of narcos and a lot of stuff about pablo escobar and i will say that i think you had a role in first introducing an american audience or certainly in the mechanize of a certain generation relation to that and so why do you think he continues to be such an enduring cultural figure. Well you know it's it's it's sort of like asking why al capone continues to be enduring and <hes>. I think there's a scarface even though he wasn't a real person you know and it's kind of interesting like in the cases remember reading about <hes> you know the filmmakers intention to sort of have a message that says don't you know crime doesn't pay don't go down this throat and then of course scarface has become sort of the celebrated icon of criminality throughout the world <hes> and that's something that we really grappled with when we set out to make the two escobar's because more than any <hes> culture we've encountered in columbia having lived through the eighties nineties and pablos war <hes> you know it's hard to be a colombian even today <hes> yes in space the other day in somebody said oh <hes> from columbia and somebody else cocaine and somebody yelled out publico bar you you know in those are just the tags scarlet letters as it were. They get thrown on colombians worldwide and it's actually quite painful. <hes> you know to to have have that be the first thing that people identify <hes> and so when we sort of were down in columbia and starring to look into this story that really affected us because <hes> having worked in columbia even prior to the two escobar's we really feel a kinship with the culture there and didn't wanna <hes> propagate in you know a negative image image and so is a big part of our journey was how do we get away from that <hes> and bring to light what has been our experience of colombian culture yeah yeah and i mean sort of thing to think about we watching this film that when you're when you have these two characters who are obviously tied together but also just need to be sort of compelling compelling characters and one of them is pablo escobar dislike massively compelling interesting character but on this kind of holds what's his own just as a as a compelling person i mean he is so beloved. He's so yeah. He played his own kind of role in the popular culture. He wasn't just you don't random player x. I don't know when you started to realize that but like oh we have two great characters to to counterbalance and we've actually found someone one who can set serve as a counterbalance to someone as dynamic as pablo. I mean that's just a credit to the actual <hes> story what really happened to this day i mean you'll see <hes> you know posters and flags graffiti of andres escobar. He was the captain of the national team he was his nickname was okabe. Jeter they like the gentlemen of the field and he was really kinda held up as the poster boy of everything that pablo wasn't can at the same time he's getting getting called to visit pablo escobar in the lead up to the ninety four world cup so man talk about internal conflict..
"escobar" Discussed on 30 For 30 Podcasts
"But going into the nineteen ninety four world cup players here's like chris saw the tournament as a chance to proudly represent their country and they were really good team but it all came crashing down with a devastating two to one loss to the united added states columbia defender andres escobar accidently kicked the ball into his own net columbia. One of the favorites going in was limited in the first round. The team returned tragically. Invest verse escobar was shot and killed back in columbia just ten days after that own-goal sources allege. His murder was an act of retribution as drug lords. The guy owned brothers faced faced heavy gambling losses after that columbia defeat pablo escobar continue to leave a big impact on their country even twenty five years after their deaths to talk about the film. We've invited director jeff and mike zimbalist zimbalist brothers to chat welcome to the thirty for thirty podcast. Thank you for doing this. As part of our anniversary series. Thanks for errands on our pleasure. Look i'll tell you i give myself a quota of asking about the title of something. Maybe like once or twice a year questions about titles but i will ask about this one. Was there ever a chance that the story was going to be called anything other than the two escobar's when you're two main characters have the same last name. We actually didn't know it was a dual protagonist film home at first we i think we hoped that there was going to be enough. Connective tissue between the two escobar's on race and pablo but more so in the in the initial stages this was an investigation into a look into the circumstances around the murder of andreas escobar and we knew at the time that you couldn't really understand <hes> an incident that horrific without understanding how a society or culture would allow for an athlete to be murdered based on mistake that he made on a playing field so inherent to the to the premise was that we're going to have to look at the society of columbia at the time i'm in order to understand the culture and society at that time you had to understand this phenomena of narco footballer narcos soccer <hes> which is the <hes> serve serve adulterous marriage of cocaine billionaires and drug traffickers on the one hand and the teams that they loved on the other and in order to understand narko culture darko football you you had to understand the impact that pablo escobar had at the time so pablo and the narcos era really dropped a bomb both proverbial l. end literal on the society escobar was agreement machine. I mean he was able to do things that when the from today's perspective are and think of while the bombs went off at the government conquered seventy five hundred any cartel on al believed responsible for over five thousand deaths in columbia including airline today killing all don't be neighborhood passengers aboard. It's agung bin laden those times.
"escobar" Discussed on The Daily Zeitgeist
"It's I don't know I'm really excited about this and I'm very it's nice to see <hes> GNAWS get his time. A little gnaws is excellent. Okay Nasty. Nas Escobar is not stress. The album was so bad most disappointed. I've ever I am right. FERAL garbage jammed out to that album. I didn't know what was good are bad on it. I listened to it like one hundred times but this is the one where the bullet goes backwards from somebody's body like back into the A gun. I don't know I think that was yeah. There was some till your bodyguards uchi wally versus better than Holly <music> this Ad Nauseam on there too and hate me now. That's a fantastic album anyway. We digress hard hard but back to because I think you know it's interesting with this hit. It kinda shows you how the Internet really can democratize an industry yeah no way because nozzle was just he was making aching memes before this yeah and then was like I really want to get this song pop in was this using social media to try and get it to catch on and now look at where he's at yeah. It's so catchy and understand why kids like it because they can understand the lyrics. I know what horses I know. What a road is. You know like they feel connected to it. I think the biggest crossover wait mom lean forget forget that it's a crossover between country and rap but it's also a crossover between like grown-ups music and Kids Music Pixar movie. Yeah it's like yeah. It's like it's like bringing enemies together right like ups and kids kids right yeah. Country and rabbits great yeah. It's good for the world. I'm just thinking man. I really loved one sweet day. I didn't realize that that was that much much of hip but that shows you how powerful like those army ballots could be in the nineties in that voice sound. We had like a ballot like that really well because we don't have right now. Do we have like a Whitney any order Maria where you're like. This person is almost like a freak show..
"escobar" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Dangerous because Escobar he is dangerous and is frustrated us. Here's the pitch and it's breaking ball down. Low ball. No strikes. Escobar had a great series against the giants in Arizona. Here's the one delivery to Escobar swing at Baldwin strike. He's got good life on fastball. He does of that was ninety three. The one that Vargas hit was ninety five are pitch speed readings or sponsored by super cats. Official hair salon of the San Francisco Giants ninety five that's about as hard of fastballs. We've seen from him all year. I think it might be. It's one ball one strike. Here's the pitch to us bar's gonna tapper foul office foot, as Escobar comes out of the boxes does a little dance. Well, he's gonna we'll give him a minute. Reminding you the giants baseball is always live with MLB at that follow the action with game tracking video highlights and all more. Download MLB at that today. You're number one apt for giants baseball drainers gonna come out and make sure that Escobar's okay? Because he really wasn't just a little limp to walk it off. He was in a lot of pain. Of his foot, I think. Having done that there's really only one thing that helps it's called time. And then you're kind of reluctant to go back into the batter's.
"escobar" Discussed on Ridiculous History
"People who can observe them from a distance and help support no the associated cost and not accidentally find one in river you know it's it's sort of it reminds me of the idea of the question what's the scariest thing to see in the woods if you're camping as ask watch if you can find one rate uh the world champions of hide and seek there's one of the answers is a bear cub because the mothers somewhere totally noon aware or sas quash cub worse ask watch gus ask web task love it's tough to say but it's worth it it's a lot of fun arum well i think at is that that that does it for escobar and his uh his is a hypocrite harum yes thus ends our episode on pablo escobar's hippo haven that's better 'nother woodhaven is is coming yelling yet hopefully the hippo haven is on the way this does not however end our show we'll be back very soon with something bizarre something weird something dare i say ridiculous meanwhile have to well it's it's out there now in the meantime we'd love to hear from you have you visited colombia have you by any chance happened to see the hacienda yourself and also what was the one we asked earlier what do you think of bumper stickers fence the burning question really that we are left with today that's my take away anyway but you can do all that stuff if you want you can email us at what are we ridiculous at how stuff works dot com that's us and you can find us at all the other varies social media is i think in an earlier episode i if i recall correctly we're still speculating on a pen troops yelm not an are not about that conscious will will put a pin in that for now i know they're not all going to be great they're i'll give me home runs so right as send us your thoughts your dreams near nightmares in you know if you have an idea for it episode we'd we'd love to hear that too and i will catch you next time on ridiculous history.
"escobar" Discussed on Ridiculous History
"Really appreciating the danger involved in these creatures 'cause they look like you know they're huge latino to do the average person they do kind of looked docile they don't seem like they're angry they're good more or less cute even the big ones and i think another dangerous thing about them is that they don't seem like they would charge their deceptively fast over short you know what i mean and all you have to see all you have to do is watch a yawn once and you get an idea of the potential this problem is exacerbated because these days the old hacienda is the theme park it's about three hours from eighty it has a water park zoo animal themed attractions they have events you know they're trying to make some lemonade out a lemons historically speaking but the hippos are still there there are models a hippos you know they've got statues i think the dinosaurs are still there but they also have you'll concrete statues of hippos which have become sort of famous locally and in this case internationally any brings us to this larger question too i want to derail as too much here but there are numerous examples of invasive animal populations that have just been left to thrive because the new ecosystem therein resembles their native ecosystem liu close enough for government work to the point where they can thrive another example would be camels in australia you heard about this now now they're like three hundred thousand feral camels ge's walking around australia and it's like crazy 'cause you think about feral cats and that seems pretty manageable even in my neighborhood atlanta like we have a feral cat problem but compared to a pharrell hippo problem i would say that as a pretty benign issue you know in the worst you're gonna get his they're going to be like kinda crowding around your feet as your walk into a gas station or something like that you know i i can't imagine just being approached by a farrell hippo but like a st to that there's an issue here too because the locals in in median in this area near the resort kisule's mccall it that at this point the fbi park whom you know casa di escobar.
"escobar" Discussed on Ridiculous History
"Took over the hacienda the early nineties rape escobar's zoo was split up and was shipped off to other legal zoos with one notable exception or four notable exceptions the hippos right lest we think that these animal ringleaders were lease eu or our uninterested let's consider the problem of the hippopotamus we're talking about a a four point five tonnes creature a four and a half ton creature that can you know get an attitude a hippos are herb of worse but they are aggressive and the name actually comes from river horse have you ever heard about that is it sort of like that movie the water horse with the the locked us monster thing i haven't seen that i haven't either but it's kind of like a hippo i guess it's is it in the water zambia these is a little bit more submit fully submersible and it gets it's also fantasy create creature it's a you know a dozen mommy above you guys in the movie john on netflixing yeah yeah a added with did the superpig it's a korean filmmaker inferior hippo if hippo potter i thought the touting in the animal again i think it is a pig right genetically based on a pig i it's it's huge in real life the hippo is the third largest land ma'am on on earth in even though they look like pigs one thing that's really interesting is there the cooled their closest living relatives are cetaceans like whales and dolphins so they come from a background of of water lovers date of you if you looked at the inside of one of these creatures mouths it is like looking into the gaping of of hell um it's foul mrs rotten teeth and weird textured malthus skin gums and broken deal oh my gosh it's just gives me the creeps but we digress so.
"escobar" Discussed on Ridiculous History
"Those kind of images that you see printed on candles that are supposed to cleanse your home and things like that there are even like these narko saints that see that their tons of different ones and he was considered one of them a living saint as it were and it's because he was very benevolent to the people that lived around him in medina in that area and one of the ways that he bestowed this benevolence upon them was by creating a public zoo uh that people could just come in rome free in now pablo escobar was shot in nineteen 93 was killed in a gunfight but before then especially in the early eighties was golden age for as little said this living narko saint in his palatial home hacienda napho liz this halfway between medea in bogota the stuff he built would put michael jackson and donald trump to shame they would feel like they were living the poor house yeah he built a up private bull ring is gigantic dinosaur sculptures which are awesome and they're really weird look into their very cartoonish and just mathematically built a specifically for his kids in he built in airports and he had this you a public zoo full of smuggled animals and we name some of those animals he also we've you're going to have a decency are you gonna have some hippos rate he smuggled four hippopotamuses three females and a male who became known as as via the old one and he he smuggled them from california in the 80s as you pointed out the locals love this we get a free public zoo if you were local person living at the time the the entire escobar operation was trying to appear benevolent unless you were also trying to sell cocaine or attempting to stop them from selling cocaine or again angered pablo escobar in any way win the colombian government.
"escobar" Discussed on Ridiculous History
"And see he got to the point where he was almost like a state power a lot of local people thought he was great because he was building infrastructure provided job security he also was behind thous two bombings and assassinations and i guess we be remiss if we didn't mention the excellent net flicked show narko yeah it is pretty pretty solid i'm actually not up to date on it but season one kinda covers up through some of the real manipulative behaviour that he would do involving the government and going further even than bribing to literally assassinating government officials that didn't want to play ball with him and no spoilers in this story even though it's real life i don't think you're allowed to consider that spoilers but it is baidoa's a television show involves so you know i feel about this i try to keep my hands clean shirt as far as pose are concerned but we're here to talk about a very specific aspect of the opulent existence of pablo escobar like you said he was beloved by many who'd possibly is a view conflagration of love and uttar terror and fear i don't know relations yeah it does seem so but um you know a lot of the poorer people in mid in revered him out almost as a saint he was confused referred to as saint pablo by many in their you know were these kind of deif deified drawings like you'd see images of of various saints.