Virginia Vallejo

Loving Pablo, Hating Escobar 2007 & 2017

Loving Pablo, Hating Escobar 2017

Introduction

 

First part

The Days of Innocence and Reverie

Second part

The Days of Splendor and Horror

Third part

The Days of Absence and Silence

Virginia Vallejo y Pablo Escobar haciendo política en 1983.

Virginia Vallejo and Pablo Escobar in his political campaign, 1983.

Promoción del libro en el catálogo de un club de libros, 2008.

Promotion of the book in a club catalog, 2008.

Rafael Correa, presidente de Ecuador, enseña el libro de Virginia Vallejo a la prensa en 2008 y 2009.

Ecuador President Rafael Correa shows Virginia’s book in camera, 2008 and 2009.

Promoción de los libros bestseller #1 en Estados Unidos, 2007 y 2008.

Bestselling books in the United States, 2007 and 2008.

Pablo Escobar is possibly the most famous criminal in recent history, and also the richest. He was a peasant, a novice politician, a billionaire, a terrorist, and the No. 1 enemy of the United States. During his reign as the head of the Medellín cartel, from 1978 to 1993, he amassed a fortune estimated at 25 billion dollars today.

Virginia Vallejo met Pablo Escobar in mid 1982, and they were lovers from 1983 to 1987. Her bestselling memoir, Loving Pablo, Hating Escobar translated to 15 languages – besides English and Spanish – is the only truly intimate biography of the head of the Medellín cartel, the only book that explains how he became so incredibly rich in just a few years, and the only love story about the legendary criminal.

Virginia Vallejo is also the only biographer of the narco terrorist that has endured brutal reprisals from the Colombian government, four presidential families in the payroll of the founder cartels, the army, the paramilitary squads, and the billionaires involved in massive money laundering.

When Random House Mondadori launched her book in Spanish on October 2007, it caused media frenzy. It was commented by heads of state, the FARC, human rights organizations, and international media like The New York Times, Time, and Newsweek.

Loving Pablo, Hating Escobar is also a historical document about the corruption of political Colombian dynasties, like the Santos and López families, that control the leading media and have become increasingly rich and powerful with their control of the media, and their association with the drug cartels, oil companies, and recently Odebrecht.

After Virginia ended her relationship with Escobar in 1987, she began cooperating with European anti-drug agencies.

On July 18th 2006, a special plane of the DEA took her out of Colombia to save her life and testify in high-profile criminal cases: the trial against the Cali Cartel bosses, the assassination of Senator Luis Carlos Galán in 1989, and the siege of the Palace of Justice in 1985.

In 2009, she survived a brutal attack from the government of President Álvaro Uribe and his defense minister, Juan Manuel Santos. She’s now a political asylee in the United States, and will never return to Colombia.

 

“Loving Pablo, Hating Escobar”
Translated to 15 languages

Español 1ra edición, 2007

Español 1ra edición, 2007

España y L. América, 2018

España y L. América, 2018

Alemania, 2017

Alemania, 2017

EE.UU. y Reino Unido 2018

EE.UU. y Reino Unido 2018

Español EE.UU. 2018

Español EE.UU. 2018

Italia, 2017

Italia, 2017

Polonia, 2017

Polonia, 2017

Eslovaquia, 2017

Eslovaquia, 2017

Finlandia, 2017

Finlandia, 2017

Holanda, 2017

Holanda, 2017

Portugal, 2018

Portugal, 2018

Grecia, 2017

Grecia, 2017

Dinamarca, 2017

Dinamarca, 2017

Rusia, 2018

Rusia, 2018

República Checa, 2017

República Checa, 2017

Hungría, 2017

Hungría, 2017

Brasil, 2017

Brasil, 2017

Rumania, 2018

Rumania, 2018

 

Bestseller #1 in United States in 2007 & 2015