Facing Pablo- Business with a Gun Videos

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Facing Pablo- Business with a Gun

The illegal trafficking of cocaine throughout central America and into the United States became a 100 Billion dollar a year industry, and with this money, came an inevitable struggle for power. Pablo Escobar is considered to be the most powerful underworld figure to have ever traded in this illegal business, considering himself to be of God like status, indiscriminately taking lives of those who would stand in between him and his business. Despite the United States Governments concerted efforts to crush the illegal trade through a 'war on drugs', these policies were considered some of the least successful, and most futile attempts in history to tackle the vast problems caused by the illegal trade of cocaine. Earning himself a reputation as a liar, a cheat, a thief, a murderer and power hungry criminal, Escobar's legacy is that of the Godfather of a business that is transacted not over a handshake, but over a gun.

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