Moura as Pablo, in the Netflix series “Narcos.”
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Pablo Escobar may have died more than 20 years ago but you'd think the Colombian drug lord synonymous with power, violence and money is back, with all the TV series and films about him.Tom Nunan, producer and lecturer at UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, likened Escobar to an irresistible bad-boy figure, someone who breaks all the rules and laws.One of the conduits for reliving Escobar's story is "Narcos," the drama series created by Netflix for its entry into Latin America and which competed at the Golden Globes Sunday for best series and best actor.Escobar is said to have flirted with the idea of becoming Colombia's president, and in a sign of his power – and his quest to guarantee his personal safety – once offered to pay off Colombia's foreign debt.More Escobar related entertainment is coming out next year.In a film called "Mena," Tom Cruise will play the American pilot Barry Seal, who worked for Escobar's cartel. All this Escobar fever has not gone down very well in Colombia, though his native country gave rise in recent years to telenovela soap operas entitled "El Capo" (another word for "the boss") and "Escobar, el Patron del Mal".
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