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The release of 'Popeye,' a trusted assassin for Pablo Escobar, enrages many Colombians

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar was killed more than two decades ago, but one of the last surviving members of Escobar’s ultra-violent Medellin cartel just became a free man. The release of John Jairo Velásquez, who left prison on August 19, has sparked controversy in Colombia.

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