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How Pablo Escobar's Legacy of Violence Drives Today's Cartel Wars - Part 2

In part two of this VICE documentary, a former Escobar hitman gives us a tour of the criminal underworld in Lima, Peru.

by VICE Staff
08 October 2015, 5:00am

Pablo Escobar was the mastermind of drug trafficking and narcoterrorism in Colombia during the 1980s. He transformed the city of Medellín into the cocaine capital of the world and pioneered a model that almost every major criminal organization would later adopt.

Countries around the globe are still grappling with the aftermath of Escobar's reign 20 years after his death, from the hired killers he trained as his army of underage hitmen to the remote cocaine labs and clandestine air strips in the jungles of Peru helping feed the world's hunger for coke.

In part two of this VICE documentary, a former Escobar hitman, Elmo Molina—who now helps guide young gang members out of the murder business—gives us a tour of the criminal underworld in Lima, Peru.