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Pablo Escobar Escapes from His Luxury Prison (1992)

By 1989, Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar was one of the world's richest men. At the height of his success, his Medellín cartel controlled 80% of the global cocaine market. Even after he was incarcerated, he continued to conduct business from the resort-like Colombian prison that had been built to his specifications. In 1992, in an effort to avoid extradition to the US, Escobar escaped. He was killed by police 16 months later. His intimidation tactic of plata o plomo translates to what? More...
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Pablo Escobar Escapes from His Luxury Prison (1992)
By 1989, Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar was one of the world's richest men. At the height of his success, his Medellín cartel controlled 80% of the global cocaine market. Even after he was incarcerated, he continued to conduct business from the resort-like Colombian prison that had been built to his specifications. In 1992, in an effort to avoid extradition to the US, Escobar escaped. He was killed by police 16 months later.
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Plata O Plomo is the debut EP by band Winnebago Deal. The name is a phrase in Spanish for "silver or lead", meaning "take the money (bribe) or I will take your life."


Narcos makes it a point to show the different sides of Escobar, sometimes a respected and esteemed community leader, but other times an intimidating criminal that asks, “Plata or plomo?” For those who don’t speak Spanish, or haven’t Googled the phrase already, it is literally translated as “silver or lead” or “money or a bullet.” Escobar often uses this tactic to scare his opposition into submission, citing personal details about one’s family and life.
It is also worth noting that this series is spoken mainly in Spanish, so subtitles are kind of a requirement. Still, none of the show’s nuances are lost in translation, and the grounding in this foreign culture give the series a certain authenticity that just can’t be matched by Benicio Del Toro’s English-speaking Escobar in Escobar: Paradise Lost.

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