Pablo Escobar Speech

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a. Attention Getter: He was one of the world's wealthiest person, most powerful and most violent criminal.
b. Background & Audience Relevance: His name was Pablo Escobar. He became one of the world's biggest drug traffickers, the reason why is because as a kid Pablo was always driven and had the ambition to raise himself up from his humble beginnings. And became this drug trafficker in the 1970’s in Columbia. The reason I decided to do my speech on Pablo Escobar is because he is an important person that many people don’t know about.
c. Speaker Credibility: I have watched countless documentaries and watch the tv show Narcos.
d. Thesis: Throughout my speech today I want you to realize what Pablo Escobar accomplished in his life.
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Sub-point A: So once Escobar got his start as a petty street thief, Pablo wanted more. “So right after he decided to fight in the Marlboro War in which he played a high-profile role in the control of Colombia’s smuggling cigarettes market.” This later proves to be valuable ground for the future narcotic kingpin.

b. Sub-point B: By 1975 Pablo had control over cocaine trade in Colombia after ordering an assassination on Fabio Restrepo, immediately after Escobar bought large amounts of coca paste from Peru and Bolivia, and brought to America.

Transition to 2nd Main Point: Now that I just talked about how Pablo Escobar got his rise to power, I will now say the Height of Pablo Escobar’s power.

III. Main Point 2: How high was Pablo’s height of power during his prime?

a. Sub-point A: “By the mid-1980’s the Medellin Cartel controlled more than 80 percent of the cocaine smuggled into the United States. More than 15 tons of cocaine were reportedly smuggled each day, netting the cartel as much as $420 million a week.” The cartel usually smuggled large amounts by using airplanes and dropping the cargo onto a boat near Miami.

b. Sub-point B: With all this income Escobar was reported to have a net worth of $30 billion and was named one of the ten richest people on earth by Forbes magazine, and was interviewed by them in his mansion that had its own
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IV: Main Point 3: What was Pablo Escobar’s downfall that led him to his death?

a. Sub-Point A: Pablo with the dreams of still wanting to become president of Columbia ran, and very shortly was accused of trafficking drugs which pushed the United States to try and capture and extradite Escobar. Using terror Escobar influenced Colombian politics towards a no- extradition clause, and did so by killing thousands of people, civil servants, journalists, and ordinary people. Which led public opinion against him and caused a breakup of the alliance of drug traffickers.

b. Sub-Point B: The government gave in and allowed Pablo Escobar to build his own prison, and lived there from June 1991- June 1992. Pablo escaped when the Colombian government wanted to move him to a different prison, and a manhunt for Pablo went on for 16 months. During this time the Medellin Cartel began to crumble, and “On December 2, 1993, the day after his birthday in Medellin. A firefight ensued and, as Escobar tried to escape across a series of rooftops, he and his bodyguard were shot and

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