Best-Selling Author & Son of Colombian Drug Lord, Pablo Escobar
Sebastian Marroquín is the son of the late Colombian cocaine drug lord, Pablo Escobar. Formerly Juan Pablo Escobar, he changed his name to Sebastian Marroquín to protect his family after moving to Argentina where he has lived in exile for two decades. Marroquín has come out of the shadows to share his personal story and identity in his international best-selling book translated in fourteen languages, Pablo Escobar: My Father. Now, he reveals the darkest secrets of the global mafia and corruption in his second book: Pablo Escobar in Fraganti: The Stories that My Father Never Told Me. Read More >
It is difficult to fathom the guilt Sebastian Marroquín has had to shoulder as the son of the man responsible for ordering the deaths of countless people. He was only a young boy when his father, Pablo Escobar, ran the Medellin Cartel. Sins of My Father is a documentary film that followed Marroquín as he attempts to reconcile with the victims of narco-violence, asking forgiveness of the children whose family members were order assassinated by his father. This riveting film promoted reconciliation and ending hatred. In this talk, Marroquín gives you an intimate perspective as the son of Pablo Escobar and what asking forgiveness has meant to him in his own personal journey to end hatred.
There are hundreds of stories published about Pablo Escobar as well as individuals involved in hunting him down who speak publically about him, but it’s only part of the story. Sebastian Marroquín has taken great risk to come out of exile, use is own name and tell his story. Pablo Escobar was a father and husband, but he was also the head of “the most notorious Mafia organization in human history.” In this talk, Marroquín recounts the terrible things his father did and the enormity of realizing the truth about his father. This is a rare and shocking look at the violence as well as the consequences of that violence from someone who knew the notorious drug lord best. Drug trafficking gave Pablo Escobar everything, but also took everything from him….including his life.
The most famous example of “narcoterrorism” is that of Pablo Escobar. As the head of the Medellin Drug Cartel, Escobar waged violence against the Columbian government in order to receive political concessions. Escobar exacted pressure by way of assassinations, kidnappings, bombings, hijackings and other violence in order to pressure the government to revise its extradition treaty. In this powerful talk, Marroquín takes you behind the curtain and explains how this is a history never to be repeated.
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