A journalist remembers the chaos of Pablo Escobar’s funeral more than 22 years later

The circus was an incredibly insane bit that followed the funeral, and it is remembered by one reporter who covered it as the drug lord’s life drug. However, more than 22 years ago, in December 1993, the Colombian cocaine tycoon was brutally killed by drug agents.

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He moved to Colombia around 1990 as the violence related to cocaine increased. For the next three years, he covered the cocaine violence. He had been covering El Salvador. Douglas Farah was a staff writer with the Washington Post. Disco was dying out and cocaine was becoming popular in the late 1980s.

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So we haven’t witnessed what his demise – or burial – was like. But Farah recalls.

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December 3, 1993 marked the day of the funeral for the blow baron.

The occasion was reported on by media representatives from various locations, but Farah recalled going with a journalist from the Los Angeles Times, “It was heavily raining,” Farah informed the Daily News.

We were brutally attacked and attempted to depart, causing everyone to shift their gaze towards us. Suddenly, she yelled, ‘You murdered him!’ And [Escobar’s] mother noticed our presence. As we navigated through the crowd of mourners, each person held an umbrella.

Hermilda de los Dolores Gaviria Berrío, Escobar’s mother, was seen by them as they neared a mucky and treacherous grassy hill, which could be the reason why he appeared distinctly American. His associate was of considerable height and had fair hair, though Farah could have easily assimilated on his own.

Farah expressed, “What occurred, the press is consistently held responsible for it and she was simply a mourning mother.” “As a morally upright individual, he was somewhat perceived in that way and we had unintentionally gained him notoriety as this immoral individual,” she stated.

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As the crowd approached, “We were simply attempting to leave the grassy hill as quickly as possible,” he stated.

Despite his abrupt removal from the services, Farah’s article was published in print the following day.

In the slums of Medellin, he invested millions in constructing football arenas and residences for the residents, being remembered not as a terrorist but as an individual who was hailed at the remembrance ceremony, recounting the “countless grieving supporters.”

“He constructed my residence,” one gentleman remarked. Thousands, clutching placards and bouquets, crowded together like sardines around the petite chapel.

Crowd in and see the casket, trying to broke the windowpanes, mourners packed in so close, as Farah recounted in his coverage.

Pablo Escobar, the notorious drug load celebrated by his country’s poor, is shown here in 1983.

The zealousness with which the lord of the manor left the drug to the children and widow led to the burial site, where the raucous mob grabbed the silver coffin. James Brooke wrote about this in the New York Times, adding that similar accounts were published in other newspapers on the same day.

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Brooke wrote that she hurled similar invectives at the peacekeeper who tried to police the situation. The American reporters didn’t spend all of their wrath on her mother, Escobar.

In the wake of the drug lord’s death, the locals mourned and lamented, praising him as the savior of the poor. Throughout the night, Brooke wrote about the scene that lasted for hours, with a mariachi band playing.

Twenty years later, those specifics aren’t what are most memorable in Farah’s recollection.

“I simply recall battling and attempting to escape from that place,” he expressed.