25 Years After Escobar’s Death, Medellín Struggles to Demolish a LegendBreaking News
tags: Columbia, Pablo Escobar
Mr. Escobar lived for years in the Monaco Building, a white, six-story edifice with a penthouse apartment on top and his family name still inscribed in fading letters on the exterior.
The building was bombed in 1988 by Mr. Escobar’s rivals, and not long afterward, he abandoned it. Weeds grew in cracks in the driveway. A satellite dish collected old leaves. And for a while, Medellín could ignore the now-empty Monaco.
Recently, however, attention to the building has returned, piqued by scores of international books, telenovelas and movies about Mr. Escobar.
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