Pablo and Manuela Escobar: biographies and interesting facts

For 23 years now, as the famousColombian gangster Pablo Escobar. What happened to his wife and children? What today lives Manuela Escobar - the daughter of Pablo? Could she and her brother Huang be settled in life? Before telling about today's day of this famous family, let's remember who Pablo Escobar was.

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Portrait of the "cocaine king": a hero or a criminal?

Twenty-three years ago, the authorities of ColombiaInterpol eliminated the most naive of the criminal world - the largest drug lord, a Colombian by birth, Pablo Escobar. He went down in history as one of the most violent criminals of the 20th century, not only on the scale of Colombia, but all over the world. He did not stop at anything: he killed judges, congressmen, officials, journalists and prosecutors, he could organize hijackings and bombings of planes, take hostages of civilians, and execute executions of people who were not welcome to him. At the same time, he became a real hero for many destitute Colombians, Robin Hood, in whom they sought protection and salvation.

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The deeds of Escobar

He was originally from Medellin. Here they know him from the very childhood and are familiar with his true face, saw his brutal showdown, war with the authorities, etc. Later, he was called El-Patron, because he created the largest drug cartel in the world. Despite his criminal activities, Forbes magazine included him in the list of the richest people on the planet, where he ranked seventh in the ranking. It is believed that his condition was estimated at $ 25 billion. It followed that Juan and Manuela Escobar - the children of Pablo - were among the richest heirs in the world.

A family

Did the fabulous state bring happiness to him?family? After he was gone, his wife was left alone with two underage children, Manuela and Juan. The family was constantly attacked both by the authorities (all their property was confiscated), and those who suffered from the father of the family. They received constant threats, lived in fear, and so the widow decided to leave the country to protect her children. But where? Most of the neighboring states denied them asylum. Argentina was the only country that agreed to accept the family and provide shelter to children, whose only fault was the blood of the "bloody" drug lord in their veins.

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Manuela Escobar - daughter of the "cocaine king"

She was born in 1984 in Texas (USA). It is said that the girl enjoyed a special disposition of her father. He called her his little princess and very spoiled her. She reciprocated and just loved her father. After moving to Buenos Aires, the mother changed her name and surname. Henceforth she was called Juan Santos, and few knew that she was Manuela Escobar, the daughter of that same Pablo. Thanks to the efforts of her mother, she was able to completely evade the curious eyes of the public. Of all the archives her photographs were seized. She became a ghost girl.


Manuela Pablo Escobar (in Colombia the name of his fatherbecomes the second name of her daughter) was a very capricious girl, and when she wanted something very much, she sought her way. So, one day she asked the father of a winged unicorn. When he said that it was impossible, she began to be capricious, eventually Pablo ordered a stapler to attach a cone to the horse's head, and to the back - wings. The girl was delighted, but the horse soon died because of the infection in the body. Eyewitnesses say that the tooth fairy "gave" her a suitcase with 1 million dollars, when she had the first milk tooth.

Manuela Escobar's daughter Pablo

A faithful and generous dad

Pablo had many mistresses, but he strictlyforbade her to become pregnant and give birth, because she wanted to keep her daughter's promise: Manuela Escobar will always be his only beloved daughter. For the sake of his children he did not regret anything. His son, Juan, said that one day they fled the government and hid somewhere in the mountains, on a farm owned by the father. It was very cold, and Manuela trembled and cried. Then Pablo pulled out a bundle of dollars from the cache and began to burn them to keep the children warm. That night, Escobar burned banknotes worth $ 2 million.

Father's yearning

As already noted, the girl was only 9years when her father died. Before that, about one and a half years, she was deprived of the opportunity to see her beloved father. It is said that she could not part with some personal items from her father's wardrobe. For example, the shirt that Pablo took off from himself before his death. And Manuela Escobar for a while put her on before going to bed and did not allow her to be washed.

The girl also kept a piece of it under her pillowmustache. After she, her mother and brother fled first to Mozambique, and from there they crossed to Argentina, where they were given political asylum, the family of the famous criminal lived very modestly in a small apartment in the sleeping area of ​​the Argentine capital. She attended an ordinary school, she had no servants, no driver, to which she was accustomed from birth. Juan-Manuela also studied music, sang in the choir. In the classroom, no one suspected that she was the daughter of the same Pablo Escobar.

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Life after father

When she was 16, Manuela Escobar, whoFor a long time she did not bear this name, she was completely alone, because her brother and mother were arrested. They were suspected of illegally laundering money, falsification, forgery of documents. It was also said that Maria Isabel Santos - Pablo's wife - managed to finally meet her husband's associates in Uruguay and get some of the money they had looted from them.

A woman and her son were jailed for one and a halfyear, but they were issued in the absence of sufficient evidence of their guilt. However, this incident drew public attention to their family. And everyone started talking about them again. It was said that Manuela Escobar might have inherited some part of his father's condition, of which no one knew anything. According to rumors, it could be real estate in different countries of Latin America, some jewelry, and maybe a round sum somewhere in Switzerland.


At the age of sixteen, Manuela finally found out,what her beloved daddy really did, and was amazed. After all, until now everything was hidden from her. Of course, she did not want to believe it, she has the warmest memories of her father - the kindest and most magnanimous person in the world.

After that she practically ceased to leave thehome, dropped out of school. But the mother wanted the girl to get a good education, and hired private teachers for her. Since then, nothing has been heard about her, she wished to remain in the shadows. And her brother, on the contrary, began to actively engage in social activities.

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Princess "Sadness"

In 2007, Argentine journalist Jose Castañowas able to persuade the family "cocaine king" to talk with him and share memories of her husband and father. They even invited him to spend some time with them in their house. According to his stories, he saw Manuela, but in passing, she did not want to make contact. According to him, "she was surrounded by a halo of sadness and sadness." He was impressed and decided to write a book about her, but not about the present, but about the past.

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