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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Memories of a long brotherhood tempered in common struggle
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Topic - pablo escobar
A new Colombian TV series about the arch-criminal Pablo Escobar has a key ingredient that is apt to ensure an unsympathetic portrait of the infamous cocaine kingpin.
Charged with conspiring to supply arms to terrorist groups and kill Americans, the infamous Russian arms dealer Victor Bout is currently standing trial in New York. For more than a decade, Mr. Bout purportedly supplied weaponry to the most-wanted strongmen and terrorist entities of modern times - from Paul Kagame in Rwanda to the Taliban in Afghanistan - and sowed unimaginable suffering around the globe.
There is a rising belief that Mexico is fast becoming the new Colombia and we need to deploy our military on our southern border. Many experts have said that conditions inside Mexico mirror those that were found in Colombia prior to and during the reign of the Colombian Medellin Cartel created by Pablo Escobar.
A Colombian TV network on Friday announced its decision not to air a documentary about a Colombian soccer player murdered after accidentally scoring an own-goal in the 1994 World Cup.
"Ultimately this wasn't a story about Andres Escobar and it wasn't a story about Pablo Escobar," he said. "It was the story of the Colombian people during a slice of history and it was a universal tale."