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Lucinda F. Boyd's Blog – April 2012 Archive (5)

Drug lord's son speaks out against violence

Drug lord's son speaks out against violence



Sebastian Marroquin

Sebastian Marroquin speaks in Calgary about the crimes of his father, Pablo Escobar, a drug lord killed in 1993.

Updated: Fri Apr. 27 2012 08:59:04



ctvcalgary.ca

For nearly 20 years, Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar was the more vicious and powerful criminal on Earth who controlled a billion dollar empire and a…

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Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on April 27, 2012 at 4:09pm — No Comments

Drug lord's son trying atone for father's many sins

Sebastian Marroquin, son of columbian drug dealer Pablo Escobar

CALGARY — In 2007, Sebastian Marroquin set off on a journey of atonement. He sat down and wrote letters to two young men whose fathers were brutally murdered.

"It took me three months to write the letters," says the soft-spoken 35-year-old, as we sit together at…

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Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on April 27, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Perks and pains of a drug lord's son

Sebastian Marroquin, son of Columbian drug head Pablo Escobar poses for a photo on April 25, 2012, in downtown Calgary, Alberta. (STUART DRYDEN/QMI AGENCY)
Sebastian Marroquin, son of Columbian drug head Pablo Escobar poses for a photo on April 25, 2012, in downtown Calgary, Alberta. (STUART DRYDEN/QMI AGENCY)

CALGARY -- His fear growing with every passing second, Sebastian Marroquin tried to get his father to hang up the phone.

But Pablo Escobar wouldn't listen. The world's most notorious drug lord was on the run following a prison break, and apparently…

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Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on April 27, 2012 at 3:56pm — No Comments

A fog of drugs and war

More than 110,000 active-duty Army troops last year took antidepressants, sedatives and other prescription medications. Some see a link to aberrant behavior.

 

While there was some early, ad hoc use of psychotropic drugs in the Vietnam War, the modern Army…

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Added by Lucinda F. Boyd on April 8, 2012 at 8:02pm — No Comments

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