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History of the Colombian Drug Cartels

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Timeline small square Pablo Escobar is born Pablo Escobar, the notorious drug lord, was born in the village of Rionegro in Antioquia, Colombia.
Timeline small square Medellín Cartel was founded Medellín Cartel was founded and run by Ochoa Vázquez brothers Jorge Luis, Juan David, and Fabio together with Pablo Escobar.
Timeline small square Cali Cartel was founded The Cali Cartel was founded by the Rodríguez Orejuela brothers, Gilberto and Miguel, as well as associate José Santacruz Londoño.
Timeline small square Medellin Cartel Assasination Luis Vasco and Gilberto Hernandez, two DAS agents who had arrested Pablo Escobar in 1976. One of the earliest assassinations of authority figures by the cartel.
Timeline small square Medellin Cartel Assasination Rodrigo Lara Bonilla, Minister of Justice, killed on a Bogotá highway when two gunmen riding a motorcycle approached his vehicle in traffic and opened fire.
Timeline small square Jaime Ramirez Killed Jaime Ramirez was hunted down by the Medellin Cartel and murdered for being a police officer
Untitled small square Luis Carlos Galán is murdered On August 18, 1989, the cartel murdered leading presidential candidate Luis Carlos Galán, and declared "total and absolute war" against the Colombian government.
Timeline small square Medellin Cartel Assasination Valdemar Franklin Quintero, Commander of the Antioquia police, killed by gunmen in Medellín.
Untitled small square Medellin Cartel Terrorism Medellin Cartel bombs Avianca Flight 203 during flight over Bogotá while attempting to kill presidential candidate César Gaviria Trujillo, who had not boarded the plane. 110 are killed.
Timeline small square Medellin Cartel Terrorism DAS headquarters in downtown Bogotá is bombed with over 1,100 pounds of explosives during the morning rush. The attack kills over 50, injures more than 600, and levels several city blocks, destroying more than 300 commercial properties.
Timeline small square M-19 make a deal. M-19, whom Pablo Escobar was fueding with, had made a deal with the government that allowed them to end violence.
Timeline small square Constitution change Forbid extradition. Colombians would always be tried for crimes committed in Colombia in Colombian Courts
Timeline small square Medellin Cartel Terrorism A car bomb in downtown Bogotá kills 20. The bomb was set off in a high-rise area, and most of the dead were in higher floors as the explosive wave traveled up the buildings.
Timeline small square Pablo Escobar dies Notorious drug lord of the Medellin Cartel was gunned down in a middle-class barrio in Medellín.
Timeline small square Plan Colombia is published Plan Colombia, which has to mention of military aid from the United States, was published
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