Pablo Escobar’s Son Reveals What His Childhood Was Like And How He Feels About His Infamous Drug Lord Father

“60 Minutes Australia” interviewed Juan Pablo Escobar, the son of the infamous Colombian drug lord. The son of the cartel boss revealed that for him, his father was not the brutal and maniacal killer, but rather he was a loving father (There might be over 3,000 dead people who would disagree). Even though his family was constantly on the run and people were trying to assassinate them all of the time, Juan said that life as an Escobar was pretty dope.

“I was willing to give my life for him,” said Juan. He said growing up as the son of the most wanted drug lord in the world was “like living in Disneyland. Giraffe’s, elephants, motorcycles, a lot of things to do and a lot of money to spend.” Don’t forget the coke. Literally tons and tons of cocaine.

Juan, who is now an architect living in Argentina, also revealed that the last time he spoke to his father was 10 minutes before he died and that Pablo Escobar killed himself.

Juan said his father’s worst decision was to get into politics, and if he hadn’t have done that his son believes that Pablo Escobar would still be alive today.

Juan Pablo Escobar returns to the Monaco Building, his childhood home that was destroyed by a 1,500-pound car bomb in an attempt to murder Pablo Escobar. He said that Los Pepes, a vigilante group of enemies of Pablo Escobar, killed more than 2,000 people in a campaign against the Medellin Cartel. “They were trying to destroy anything that has a little smell of Pablo Escobar,” Juan said. He also said that he is not proud of his family name, but he is proud of the love his family had and the love he received from his father.

He was asked if part of him hates his father and he responded by saying, “No. No there’s no chance I could hate my father.”

It must have been fun for Juan to ride around with a bumper sticker on his car that said, “My Dad Can Have Your Dad Executed And Given A Colombian Bow-Tie”