New Delhi, Sep 12: The story of Pablo Escobar, one of the wealthiest, powerful and violent criminals of all times has fascinated the world. Yet the one person closest to him, his wife Victoria Eugenia Henao, has never spoken out until now.
In what is likely to be one of the most anticipated true crime memoirs of our times, Henao has, for the first time, come forward to pen the life story of her husband Pablo Escobar, the most infamous drug kingpin in the world, publishers Penguin Random House India have announced.
Titled "Mrs Escobar: My Life with Pablo", the memoir that comes at the time of Escobar's 25th death anniversary, will "reveal the real man behind the notorious drug lord's legend".
Henao met Pablo when she was 13, eloped with him at 15, and despite his numerous infidelities and violence, stayed by his side for the following 16 years until his death.
At the same time, she urged him to make peace with his enemies and managed to negotiate her and her children's freedom after Pablo's demise.
"The interest in Pablo Escobar has accelerated after the phenomenal success of 'Narcos'. This is the first time Escobar's wife has spoken about her life with him. This is the closest we will ever get to discovering what he was really like and how the cartel operated," Penguin said in a statement.
Following her husband's death, Henao sought refuge in Argentina, where she currently resides.
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New Delhi: A youth caught by protesting farmers at Delhi’s Singhu border has claimed that he was trained to incite violence during the ongoing farmers stir and upcoming tractor parade on Republic Day. The unnamed youth, who was produced by farmers before the media with his face covered, claimed that there was an alleged plot to shoot four farmer leaders. He was later handed over to the police.
According to the youth, he was caught by the farmers when he, along with a girl, levelled false allegations of eve-teasing at the protest site at Delhi’s Singhu border.
Talking to the press, the youth claimed that there were ten members, including two girls, who were assigned the task of inciting violence during the agitation. The youth also alleged that a person who was in “police dress” trained them. However, sources said no policeman in the police station concerned was identified by the youth.
According to the youth, the team of 10 was assigned the task of opening fire during the agitation, so that policemen get a false impression that the firing was being done by the farmers.
The youth said he had played a role during the violence which had taken place during Jat agitation in 2016. He further claimed he was involved in “lathicharge” during a recent rally in Karnal district.
After intercepting the youth, farmer leaders alleged that conspiracies were being hatched to break their ongoing agitation.
Talking to the media, a farmer leader said: “Weapons were to be supplied to this group. On January 26, they had to open fire on the police so that the cops think the farmers are firing on the police. They also had a plan to get the national flag down to hurt the national sentiments (during tractor parade) and incite people.”
He added: “The youth has identified photos of four farmer leaders who were to be targeted by them in some manner. This operation was to be executed anytime after January 23,” he added.