Per Time magazine, after Pablo's death in 1993, Manuela, her brother, and her mother traveled to Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, South Africa and Mozambique before ultimately seeking refuge in Argentina. Reuters reported at the time that the two would not be held while the case proceeds, but that some of their assets had been frozen. Among the people Marroqun visited was the son of Colombian Justice Minister Rodrigo Lara, who was assassinated in 1984 under the orders of Escobar due to his work prosecuting cocaine traffickers, many of whom belonged to Escobars Medelln Cartel. But after Marroqun wrote him an impassioned letter, he agreed to meet, and the two ultimately shared an emotional embrace. It's written in Spanish, but according to The Telegraph, includes claims about "trivial matters of which local sports team Escobar supported in Medelln, to more substantial [issues], including denying that Escobar attacked rival drug lord Gilberto Rodriquez's daughter at her wedding" or any of the Rodriguezes at the time. "Colombia is a nation in which cycles of violence can continue from generation to generation," Entel told Time magazine of the film in 2009. The author and architect decried the shows portrayal of his family in a lengthy Facebook post. So [the film] has the value of saying, 'It stops here. Marroqun expressed a similar sentiment during an interview with the UK publication Latino Life, explaining that he participated in the documentary after turning down many projects that he felt carried "the opposite message" of what he wanted to send. His relationship with his family was especially prominent in Season 2, which followed his final days before being killed in a police shootout. Articles about Manuela are dated and scarce, usually regarding her inheritance or a story that her father once allegedly burned $2 million because she was cold, according to her brother. (Bustle reached out to Netflix for comment on Marroqun's claims, but did not receive a response.). However, in real life, Escobar's kids have taken issue with the way the Netflix show has portrayed their father. In 2009, Marroqun was the focus of Argentine director Nicols Entels documentary Sins of My Father, which chronicled Marroqun as he returned to Colombia and apologized to the children of politicians Escobar had killed, denouncing his fathers violence. This article was originally published on Sep. 27, 2016, 'Doctor Whos New Star Is Already Huge On TikTok, Reg-Jean Page Said Simon Was Horrific On Bridgerton & Is OK With A Recast, Stranger Things Fans Are Disappointed Over Sadie Sinks Emmy Snub, The 2022 Emmys Nominations List Is Full Of Surprises & Snubs, Get Even More From Bustle Sign Up For The Newsletter. After settling in Argentina, Marroqun studied architecture at the University of Palermo in Buenos Aires. ", In 2016, Marroqun also spoke out against Narcos, detailing 28 things he claims the show got wrong in a Facebook post. There don't appear to have been any updates since then. He said: In 2014, Marroqun released the book, Pablo Escobar: My Father, under the name Juan Pablo Escobar. Escobar's son, on the other hand, has remained in the public eye. Escobar's children Sebastin Marroqun (ne Juan Pablo Escobar) and Manuela Escobar were born in 1977 and 1984, respectively. Over the years, Marroqun has also been vocal about his father. According to the Latin Times, proceeds from the book were donated to various Colombian charity projects and Marroqun was quoted about his work saying, "It's not about trying to wash away guilt, but contributing to the well-being of [Colombia] from whatever place I can.
While he was waiting for her to be released from jail in Argentina, architecture became his escape. Architecture saved my life because it gave me the possibility to believe that even when something is demolished new things can come out of that, Marroqun told The Architects Newspaper. Laras son, whos also named Rodrigo Lara and was only 8 at the time of his fathers death, was initially skeptical of meeting with Marroqun. In 1999, El Tiempo reported that Manuela was living under an assumed name, and she's kept her life private since then. Marroqun, who is now in his 40s, changed his name as an adult to avoid the notoriety and legacy that his fathers name carried with it. Manuela, her brother, and her mother traveled, which local sports team Escobar supported, charged in connection to a money laundering case. Or at least, his son has. In June 2018, Marroqun and his mother, Victoria Henao, were charged in connection to a money laundering case in Argentina. He told The Architects Newspaper in 2017 that he chose the profession because his grandfather on his mothers side was a woodworker, and his mother had been an interior designer. We are not going to inherit our parents' hatred.'". 2022 BDG Media, Inc. All rights reserved. Narcos' first two seasons chronicled Pablo Escobar's rise from fledgling dealer to notorious drug lord, but also provided glimpses of his life at home, as a father and as a husband. He picked Sebastin Marroqun from a phone book, saying on the Norwegian-Sewdish talk show Skavlan that airlines refused to sell him tickets under his given name. His daughter has stayed largely out of the spotlight.