Pablo Escobar will be remembered as many things. Escobar thought himself to be a modern day Robin Hood. He built soccer stadiums, schools, and housing for the poor in his city of Medellín. For this, the peasants of Medellín were eternally grateful, and are still loyal to Escobar’s name to this day. Through his charities and donations, Escobar could provide for the people of Medellín better than the Columbian government could have done. He even deleoped close relationships with members of the Roman Catholic Church, who tended to overlook Escobar’s wrongs in lieu of the assistance he provided. In 1982, Pablo ran for office, and was elected as an alternate member of Congress. He now was the government.
Pablo Escobar was a man the likes of which the world rarely sees. He was a notorious criminal, a loving father and husband, a ruthless killer, a compassionate philanthropist, a politician, and one of the world’s greatest drug lords all at once. He has been called “El Padrino”, “The Godfather of Cocaine”, “The King of Cocaine Smugglers”, and the “Top Drug Kingpin of the Era”.