Description - Loving Pablo, Hating Escobar by Virginia Vallejo
Top Colombian television journalist, cover model and socialite
Head of the Medellin cartel, the founder of the global cocaine industry and one of the most ambitious - and brutal - criminals in history
Over the course of their tempestuous love affair, Vallejo witnessed first-hand the bloodshed, fear and corruption that accompanied the rise of Escobar's crime empire. In this explosive tale of drugs, sex, wealth and violence, Vallejo describes the man she knew and loved. But by the end of their dramatic five-year romance, increasingly plagued by threats of kidnap and death for her knowledge on Escobar's ties to the political establishment, Vallejo would fear for her life - forced to give up her career as a TV anchorwoman and cover model and flee Colombia for the United States. Her testimony would reopen one of the most important criminal cases in Colombian history.
Loving Pablo, Hating Escobar tracks the birth and boom of the cocaine industry and follows Escobar's evolution from billionaire benefactor to ruthless terrorist, responsible for the historic tragedies that forever altered the course of the Colombia conflict and its relationship with the world.
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Author Biography - Virginia Vallejo
Virginia Vallejo-Garcia is a Colombian author, journalist and media personality, and a political asylee in the United States of America since 2010. From 1972 to 1994, she was one of the leading television and radio hosts in her native country. In 2006, with her life at risk, the United States took her out of Colombia to testify in high profile criminal cases.
Her memoir became the #1 bestselling book in Spanish in the United States, and her story has inspired a string of documentaries, soap operas, television serials such as Narcos, and upcoming film Loving Pablo starring Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem.