Pablo Escobar with his son in front of the white house. Washington DC, 1980s
This is a photograph of the notorious drug lord, Pablo Escobar and his son as they pose in front of the White House. It is estimated that the picture was taken around the year 1980, although the official date was never recorded.
Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria better known as Pablo Escobar (born, 1949 in Rionegro, Colombia). He grew up with a hearty desire to one day become the president of his native country Columbia. In order to make these aspirations come to fruition, he began to steal and smuggle for money. Through his role as a smuggler, Escobar would come to control much of the criminal underworld. Using his criminal assets, he quickly seized control of the then-fledgling Columbian cocaine business.
Using brutal tactics to force loyalty from his workers, Escobar is estimated to have produced so much cocaine that he supplied eighty percent of the total amount in the U.S.A. at one point. Eventually, the law caught up with Escobar and in 1993 he was killed in a fire fight with authorities.