Loving Pablo, Hating Escobar by Virginia VallejoLoving Pablo, Hating Escobar by Virginia Vallejo

Loving Pablo, Hating Escobar

byVirginia Vallejo

Paperback | March 6, 2018

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A revealing memoir of Colombian television journalist Virginia Vallejo's affair with the "King of Cocaine," notorious Medellín drug lord, Pablo Escobar. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz.

At 33, Virginia Vallejo was media elite. A renowned anchorwoman and socialite, and a model who appeared on magazine covers worldwide, Vallejo was the darling of Colombia's most powerful politicians and billionaires. Meeting Pablo Escobar in 1983, and becoming his mistress for many years, she witnessed the rise of a drug empire that was characterized by Escobar's far-reaching political corruption, his extraordinary wealth, and a network of violent crime that lasted until his death in 1993.
     In this highly personal and insightful story, Vallejo characterizes the duality of Escobar's charm and charisma as a benefactor to the people of Colombia, and the repulsion of his criminal actions as a tyrannical terrorist and enemy of many world leaders. Told from the present day perspective, and reflecting on her cooperation with the US Department of Justice, in 2006, as she testified against high-ranking Colombian ministers on trial for conspiracy and murder, Vallejo offers a compelling work of intimate reflection and critical journalism--a unique perspective on the Colombian drug wars and the endlessly fascinating figure, Pablo Escobar.
VIRGINIA VALLEJO was a Colombian journalist, media personality, and internationally renowned model in the 1980s. During that time, she had an illicit affair with narco-politician Pablo Escobar Gaviria, which consequently ended her career. In July 2006, she willingly testified against a former Colombian presidential candidate, Alberto S...
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Title:Loving Pablo, Hating EscobarFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 8 × 5.19 × 0.68 inPublished:March 6, 2018Publisher:Doubleday CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0385690134

ISBN - 13:9780385690133

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