Essay #1 (Pablo Escobar)
Pablo Escobar was known as one of the richest men in the 20th century because of his involvement in the selling of drugs from Colombia to North America and Europe. In Medellin, he was known amongst the poor people as “Robin Rood”. Even though Pablo Escobar obtained his fortune through an illegal way, he never left the poor behind and this is why he was so loved. I believe that what he did by helping the poor was good during the first time of his life. Years after, Pablo’s real business came out to the light and from there on, he was persecuted by the law. On the other I hand, I believe Pablo Escobar harmed Colombian society in a huge way. People were afraid to go to the streets after 5pm because he almost took controlled of the country through violence. This was not correct! Amongst his mass murders, he was responsible for over 50 car bombings inside the city, blowing up one commercial aircraft filled with innocent people, blowing up Colombia’s Central intelligence building and also killing hundreds of officers, sport referees, soccer players and a few politicians. He was not a good man; he believed that by helping the poor, his bad actions were going to be erased. He died how he should’ve died, and there was the justice that many Colombian families were looking for. Today, he is known as one of the most influential in Colombia’s history but because of his horrible and terrifying impact on society. Pablo going to jail wasn’t an option for all those families who had lost one of their precious family members so when he was assassinated, many people celebrated; but on the other side, the poor people lost their Hen of the Golden eggs.
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