Pablo Escobar’s son: “Just because my father didn’t enjoy anything shouldn’t make him a success story”

“My father shouldn’t be presented as a success story because he didn’t enjoy anything,” the son of ex-drug lord Pablo Escobar said Thursday, lamenting that many young people dream of following in his father’s footsteps, glorified in the Netflix series.

Sebastián Marroquín, who was invited by the municipality of Santiago de Chile to the Council for Transparency, strongly criticized the “narco-culture”, which, in his opinion, is promoted by the media and series such as “Escobar, the evil grandson”.

“Today, 30 years after his death, Pablo Escobar generates more information than during his lifetime,” he said during a press conference in the Chilean capital.

He lamented the glorification of crime and Pablo Escobar’s character, saying, “Many young people write to me: I saw the movie, I saw the series, I want to be like your father.”

Born Juan Pablo Escobar, Sebastián Marroquín adopted this identity at the age of 16 when he and his family took refuge in Buenos Aires after the death of Medellin cartel leader Pablo Escobar, who was killed by Colombian security forces in 1993.

“My father should not be presented as a success story for not enjoying anything. “I feel much richer than my father because I am a free man,” he said, adding that he is now friends with most of the children of his father’s enemies, drug dealers, and apologized to hundreds of victims.

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Asked how he thinks drug trafficking and the violence it generates can be put to an end, Sebastien Marroquin declared himself in favor of legalizing drug consumption because “the whole prohibition machine created this environment”.

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