Pablo Escobar

22 Habits of Successful Leaders

Contributor<p>Some of these people are responsible for creating the greatest world-changing tech and innovation ever seen by humankind. Others are responsible for breaking a lot of laws (Al Capone, we're looking in your direction). But regardless of their particular area of interest, they all share …

Success

10 facts reveal the absurdity of Pablo Escobar's wealth

The "King of Cocaine" was the son of a poor Colombian farmer, but by the time he was 35, he was one of the world's wealthiest men.<p>Despite his humble …

Pablo Escobar's Panenka fail costs The Strongest dear

He can look at the pitch all he wants, but the Patron of Goals' normally iron nerve failed him to send Santos through in the Libertadores<p>There is a time and a place for a good Panenka penalty - and Pablo Escobar's scuffed effort for The Strongest was neither!<p><b>Casemiro: Real Madrid deserve …

Soccer

Cannes: China's Jetsen Takes Stake in Tom Cruise's 'American Made' (Exclusive)

The Universal film stars Cruise as real-life American pilot and hustler Barry Seal, who ran drugs for Pablo Escobar and was recruited by the CIA for …

Entertainment

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China-Hollywood co-productions, Tom Cruise's 'American Made' financing and the actor who will star in the Indian 'Rambo' remake.<p><i>The Hollywood …

Hollywood

Noel Gallagher is throwing himself a cocaine-themed 50th birthday bash - inspired by Netflix's Narcos

He's had plenty of wild times thanks to his time in Oasis and being one of the Primrose Hill set originals.<p>But, it would seem that Noel Gallagher …

Noel Gallagher

"El Titan" and Heavy Metal in Pablo Escobar's Medellín

Remembering "the Colombian Bruce Dickinson" who survived the drug wars and inspired a generation of South American metalheads<p>Medellín, Colombia. You may know it for cocaine, Pablo Escobar, or drug cartels, but bring it up any of that with the locals, and you're likely to piss them off. …

Music

How to avoid writing a flat and stereotypical villain in your story.

Pablo Escobar as the chief <b>Villain</b><p>IN his book, <i>Screenwriting</i>, UCLA professor Richard Walter, reminds us that just as there are few purely good or …

Comics

“El Titan” and Heavy Metal in Pablo Escobar’s Medellín

Remembering "the Colombian Bruce Dickinson" who survived the drug wars and inspired a generation of South American metalheads.<p>Medellín, Colombia. You may know it for cocaine, Pablo Escobar, or drug cartels, but bring it up any of that with the locals, and you're likely to piss them off. …

Heavy Metal

'El Titan' and Heavy Metal in Pablo Escobar’s Medellín

Remembering "the Colombian Bruce Dickinson" who survived the drug wars and inspired a generation of South American metalheads<p>Medellín, Colombia. You may know it for cocaine, Pablo Escobar, or drug cartels, but bring it up any of that with the locals, and you're likely to piss them off. …

Music

These Are The Most Dangerous Zodiac Signs

While some folks don’t really pay much attention to their zodiac sign, others believe it says a lot about you, and sometimes that’s not necessarily a …

Astrology

Forget Cartagena. Here are 10 places in Colombia you need to see

Visit a Caribbean desert, watch whales and trek to a lost city<p>After years of being considered a drug-ridden nation of guerrillas and narcoterrorists, …

South America

14 alternative summer vacation destinations to visit in 2017

It’s time to pack up the office and soak up some sunshine. If you’re after a different type of summer vacation, try these 14 unconventional warm(ish) …

Europe

Fyre Festival fallout: Disastrous concert hit with $100 million lawsuit

Folks should have known the Fyre Festival was going to be a disaster when Ja Rule was announced as part of the lineup — just saying.<p>A word of advice: …

Ja Rule

Can you wage a war on the illegal wildlife trade?

During this week’s U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, the presidents of four African countries, all embroiled in efforts to combat poaching, drew up a …

Wildlife

Fyre Festival called a ‘get-rich-quick scam’ in $100 million suit

Fyre Festival co-founders Ja Rule and Billy McFarland have been hit with a $100 million lawsuit that calls the debacle a “get-rich-quick scam from …

Billy McFarland

Fyre festival organizers hit with $100 million fraud and breach of contract lawsuit

In the immediate aftermath of the Fyre festival debacle, co-founder Ja Rule tweeted, "I truly apologize as this is NOT MY FAULT..."<p>Mr. Rule's …

Billy McFarland

Lord of the Fyre: Tweets to the U.S. Embassy in the Bahamas During the Fyre Festival

Toured the @usembassynassau, now headed off to #FyreFestival. gourmet food. Treasure hunts. Pablo Escobar’s old digs. What’s not to love?<br>— @conchman2 …

Ja Rule

Fyre Festival advert promises a ‘transformative experience’ – video

The original advertisement for the beleaguered Fyre Festival in the Bahamas promises a ‘transformative’ experience on a ‘remote and private island ... once owned by Pablo Escobar’. The festival had to be abandoned after ticket-holders arrived to find the site unfinished<p>Ja Rule ‘heartbroken’ after …

Ja Rule

Fyre Fest fiasco: Bahamas party lives, dies on social media

In this day and age, the young and beautiful live and die on social media.<p>And it’s been a sudden and ugly death for the ill-fated Fyre Festival, a multiday music, art and culture party that promised “an invitation to let loose and unplug with the likeminded” on the Bahamian island of Exuma.<p>The …

Festivals

Fyre Festival Fail: Kendall Jenner-Promoted 'Next Coachella' Postponed After 'FEMA'-Like Setup

Kendall Jenner promoted it on her Instagram. It was to be the “next Coachella,” except that it was being held on an island — not the California …

Festivals

No wonder Fyre Festival — heated up by hype — went down in flames: Menon

They paid thousands of dollars to attend a luxury music festival.<p>Instead, the wealthy millennials who descended on the Bahamas this weekend for the …

Canadian News

The Fyre Festival, a high-end music festival in the Caribbean, has turned into a disaster

It was billed as a luxury music festival with high-end accommodations and top-notch food on a Caribbean island, but now attendees are scrambling to …

Festivals

Chaos erupts at Bahamas music festival

Reports from the Bahamas indicate that the Fyre Festival - a heavily hyped two-weekend "luxury" concert on the island of Exumas - is a disorganised …

Festivals

Mainstream Media Finally Exposes CIA Drug Trafficking Conspiracy in Explosive History Channel Series

Richard Nixon, in his effort to silence black people and antiwar activists, brought the War on Drugs into full force in 1973. He then signed …

History Channel

Facebook is testing moving cover images to help businesses drive engagement

Facebook is looking to make its Pages offering for businesses and publishers more interactive with the addition moving cover images.<p>The social …

April 25

Is 'El Chapo' the new 'Narcos'? American television set to air series based on Guzman's life

Joaquin Guzman is getting what he always wanted.<p>On Sunday, American television will air the first in a lavish series telling his life story - complete with heart-stopping drama, head-spinning intrigue, and the obligatory glamorous starlets.<p>The only problem is, Guzman is unlikely to be able to watch …

Mexico

Why a pop-up chicken shop in Sydney sends all the wrong messages about Mexico's drug wars

The drug trafficker Joaquin Guzman Loera, El Chapo, guarded by members of Mexican Navy in 2014. Photo: Susana Gonzalez/Bloomberg<p>The Australian …

Mexico

Pablo Escobar's favorite hit man is a YouTube star in Colombia, and now he's going into politics

He often describes himself as the "living memory" of the Medellín Cartel, but the truth is that Jhon Jairo Velásquez was an assassin for Pablo Escobar, the infamous drug lord.<p>A murderer who has managed to trivialize his sins, he has become an internet sensation and, curiously, an activist for …

Latin America

Businessman who claims Pablo Escobar framed him gets new trial

Krishna Maharaj has maintained his innocence over the 30 years he's spent in a Florida prison. Now he'll get the chance to prove it. Based on fresh evidence, an appeals court has granted a new trial for the British businessman convicted of the 1986 killings of Derrick and Duane Moo Young in a Miami …

Crime