Pablo Escobar

Secrets of the TV writers’ room: inside Narcos, Transparent and Silicon Valley

The demands of binge-watching have changed the way scripts are created, bringing larger teams together in one intense space. Showrunners Eric Newman, Jill Soloway and Alec Berg on how their hit shows are written<p>Every age creates its signature way of telling and consuming stories. The Jacobeans had …

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Pablo Escobar's Brother Sues Netflix for $1 Billion: 'If We Don't Receive It, We Will Close Their Little Show'

Pablo Escobar’s 71-year-old brother, Roberto de Jesus Escobar Gaviria, has sued Netflix for $1 billion over a copyright claim against <i>Narcos</i>, the</i> …

Pop Culture

Actor James Woods Responds to Obama Official by Laying Out Case for Why He's 'Just Like Pablo Escobar'

The co-architect of the Obama Administration’s Iran deal, Ben Rhodes, was one of many folks on the left complaining about President Donald Trump’s …

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AMERICAN CRAFT BEER’S OKTOBERFEST WEEKEND PICKS

<b></b><b>Fall is Oktoberfest season</b>…so it’s time for your lederhosen and some reckless fun. From the nation’s coolest <b>beer events,</b> to <b>movies, music</b> and <b>cutting</b> …

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Narcos season 3: Real Cali Cartel informant Jorge Salcedo reveals what the show gets right – and wrong

<b>It’s one of Netflix’s most talked about series, tracking the rise and fall of the illicit drug trade in Colombia. But now one of the key players who</b> …

Why There Are So Many Movies About Pablo Escobar

Pedro Pascal shares why he thinks more films take on Pablo Escobar as the main character. The <b>Narcos</b> regular, who plays DEA agent Javier Pena, may …

Netflix

After Narcos Death, Escobar Inc. Wants Show to Cease Production

The executives behind Escobar Inc., a company they say has the rights to the name and story of late Colombian kingpin Pablo Escobar, are calling for …

Los Angeles

Pablo Escobar’s Brother Urges Netflix To Increase ‘Narcos’ Security | Deadline

Nearly a week after Carlos Munoz Portal died while scouting locations for <i>Narcos</i>, Pablo Escobar’s brother, Roberto De Jesus Escobar Gaviria, has urged …

TV

'Narcos' Producers Warn Pablo Escobar's Brother to Back Down in Turf War

<b>(TMZ)</b> <b>--</b> <i>Narcos</i> producers are warning <b>Pablo Escobar</b>'s brother to back the hell off trying to cash in on the popular Netflix show's name and fame ... …

Entertainment

Narcos location manager dead: Brother of Pablo Escobar unhappy with show

Roberto De Jesus Escobar Gaviria wants a billion dollars from Netflix.<p>Pablo Escobar’s brother is not happy with the Netflix series <i>Narcos</i>. In an …

San Francisco

Narcos film-maker shot dead while scouting out locations in Mexico

Carlos Munoz Portal was killed on Monday in a remote area near Mexico's Hidalgo state, local media reported.<p>As well as Netflix's Narcos - based on …

UK News

‘Loving Pablo’s Javier Bardem On Capturing Pablo Escobar’s Physicality | Deadline

Appearing at both the Venice Film Festival and the Toronto Film Festival with two films—<i>Loving Pablo</i>, from Spanish writer/director Fernando León de …

Entertainment

BobbyCast Episode 80: The Real DEA Agents 'Narcos' Is Based On

The 80th episode of the BobbyCast was something special. If you're a huge Netflix fan, specifically of the show <i>Narcos</i>, this is a great podcast for …

TV

Observations of an ex pat: Colombia on the brink

Tejo is the Colombian version of horse shoes. It is also a reflection of the national psyche. The target is packed with gunpowder. When it is hit, it …

Latin America

Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem pushed each other to be better while working on 'Loving Pablo'

Oscar winner Javier Bardem is first time set to star alongside his actor wife Penelope Cruz in <i>Loving Pablo</i> since they have become a couple and he …

Celebrity News (India)

Loving Pablo review – Javier Bardem's Escobar flick fails to sniff out new lines

Fernando Léon de Aranoa’s retelling of the cocaine kingpin’s story struggles to stand out in the Narcos landscape, but one scene sticks in the memory<p>If nothing else, Fernando Léon de Aranoa’s latest film Loving Pablo has given us the sight of a corpulent Javier Bardem hustling nude through the …

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Narcos: Pedro Pascal talks the show beyond Escobar and not being invited to Noel Gallagher’s birthday party

Is the on-screen druglord an Oasis fan?<p><i>Narcos</i> is the hit Netflix series that since 2015 has been telling the story of the rise (Season One) and fall …

Netflix

TIFF 2017: 5 things to look forward to on Day 6

There's a little bit of everything on Day 6 at TIFF, including romance, action and fear<p>Can you believe it? It's already Day 6 of the Toronto …

Mary J. Blige

Why the fall of the Medellin cartel failed to stop the flow of drugs, according to a DEA agent who hunted Escobar

Under the leadership of Pablo Escobar, the Medellin cartel moved immense amounts of drugs and brought in stratospheric profits.<p>By one measure, they were raking in $420 million a week by the mid-1980s, and by the end of the decade the cartel reportedly supplied 80% of the world's cocaine.<p>Such …

Military

Pablo Escobar’s former assassin makes fun of pope, upsets public opinion in Colombia

Pablo Escobar’s famous former hitman, “Popeye,” drew broad criticism over the weekend after making fun of Pope Francis while the church leader was …

Latin America

Pope vies with narco for reverence in Colombian city

In her hair salon, Yamile Zapata is taking advantage of Pope Francis’s visit to sell key rings with his face on it. But that’s not where the real …

Latin America

1.3 million join pope's mass in Colombia's ex-'narco city'

MEDELLIN, Colombia: Nearly 1.3 million worshippers flocked to a mass by Pope Francis on Saturday (Sep 9) in the Colombian city known as the …

Latin America

Pope, in Medellin, recalls 'painful memory' of narco wars

On his penultimate day in Colombia, Francis flew to Medellin, the city northwest of the capital that was once notorious as the stomping grounds of …

Christianity

What the Cali cartel learned from Pablo Escobar, according to a DEA agent who hunted both of them

Medellin cartel chief Pablo Escobar had his life snuffed out on December 2, 1993, but his reputation as a brutal and prolific drug trafficker has lived on.<p>Though he reigned over the Colombian underworld for years, he was not the only game in town.<p>Chief among his rivals was the Cali cartel, based in …

Military

Chasing Escobar

Chasing Escobar<p>Javier Peña, as a character, was popularized through the Netflix series ’Narcos.’ But the story of the real Peña—who lives in San …

Texas

Backpacking Colombia - My overview

Backpacking Colombia – My overview<p><b>This page is my overview of backpacking Colombia, covering the country, some tips, general things to know,</b> …

South America

Pope Francis urges skeptical Colombians to accept peace with guerrillas

Pontiff also to visit a Medellin that has put drug wars in its past<p>Pope Francis urged on Friday that Colombians skeptical of a peace deal with …

Christianity

Netflix series 'Narcos' causes controversy in Colombia

Colombian tour guide Nicole rolls her eyes when the King of Cocaine comes up in conversation as she leads journalists along the cobblestones of Bogota's Old Town under slate-gray skies.<p>It's not that she doesn't understand the interest in one of history's most infamous underworld figures, the …

News (U.S.)

Netflix is hiding ads for the new 'Narcos' season in places it thinks people did cocaine in the '90s

When Netflix ended the second season of its hit original series Narcos, the show seemed to have reached its logical conclusion: Pablo Escobar was dead after two gritty seasons full of drugs and violence.<p>But as they say, the show, or in this case, the blow must go on.<p>The company just released the …

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Papal bookends to dark period in Colombia’s history

<b>Sign up here to receive LatAm Viva every Friday by email.</b><p>The last time a pope came to Colombia was in 1986. The country’s Marxist guerrilla group, …

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