... And the bloody le­gacy of my fa­ther haunts me to this day

2016

iD magazine - - A Photo And Its Story Flashback -

Juan Se­bastián Mar­ro­quín San­tos has now asked al­most all of his fa­ther’s vic­tims for for­give­ness and has rec­on­ciled with many of them. De­spite his bloody reign, Pablo Es­co­bar is revered by many Colom­bians even to this day as a kind of Robin Hood. But this is pre­cisely what his son con­tin­ues to fight against. He has writ­ten a book about his mem­o­ries of his fa­ther and has also par­tic­i­pated in mak­ing a doc­u­men­tary film about him. But in all in­ter­views he re­sists glo­ri­fy­ing his fa­ther. “I want peo­ple— and es­pe­cially young peo­ple— to un­der­stand that such a story should never be re­peated,” says the 38-year-old. Since Au­gust 28, 2015, the Nar­cos se­ries has been avail­able on Net­flix, and sea­son 1 de­tails Pablo Es­co­bar’s bru­tal life.

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