"The Sun", "Sun", "Sun Online" are registered trademarks or trade names of News Group Newspapers Limited. In fact, it was his life that was portrayed by Johnny Depp in the cult classic film Blow. Vallejo did amazingly well and was opportune to be the anchorwoman for the program Noticiero 24 Horas, this increased her popularity and led to her recognition by international media persons. After his assassination, Maria fled Colombia with her family to escape whatever punishment her husband’s behavior would bring whether it was from the government or from other cartels. After a very public display of death threats appeared online under her name Vallejo was granted political asylum in the United States. Escobar's friendship with his older brother made it possible for them to get closer, and finally, the love bloomed. I asked Vallejo, now 68 and living in Florida, when she realised Escobar was a crook. Estimations for how many people he has killed is somewhere in the hundreds although nobody actually knows the true body count. On the Netflix series Narcos, Jorge Luis Ochoa Vasquez is played by actor Andre Mattos who is best known for his roles in Brazilian sitcoms. Juan David was the oldest of the three Ochoa Vasquez brothers. Although he was affected by Gaviria’s death, Escobar did not attend the funeral out of paranoia. 4,661 Followers, 15 Following, 25 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Virginia Vallejo (@virginiavallejoofficial) In contrast, Vallejo was flown out of Colombia in July 2006 and given political asylum in the US after making explosive disclosures about links between cartels and politicians. When I ask about Escobar's famously lavish spending, she laughs. After the government cracked down on Medellin Rodrigeuz Gacha went into hiding until his son eventually led the Feds straight to him. The eccentric millionaire vows that he has found the cure to HIV after his extensive work in equestrian medicine. Virginia Vallejo worked as a news anchor and presenter for the first three television channels created by the Colombia government until others were established in 1998. She describes their affair as "a love story" – they were to meet 220 times over the next five years. Despite coming from a very humble family, he managed to carve a niche in that murky business, and little by little he ascended the ladder. Journalist and broadcaster Virginia Vallejo had a romantic relationship with Pablo in the early eighties, but she was not alone. In Narcos, Valeria Velez is killed. While in prison Juan David got to hang out with his two brothers, sew saddles and eat their mother’s cooking. She saw his spectacular rise to become the planet's seventh richest man – then watched his plunge into paranoia as he was hunted like an animal by ruthless paramilitary gangs, Colombian troops and US drug enforcement agents. She spent her childhood in Bogota where her three siblings where born; Felipe(1951), Antonio (1955) and Sofia (1957), however, Antonio passed on in 2012. This is even more stunning when we note that the kingpin came from a small town family made up mostly of modest but hard-working pig farmers. "No one knew about all the killings, the addicts. "You look horrible. Our journalists strive for accuracy but on occasion we make mistakes. a real woman behind the character Valeria Velez: Virginia Vallejo, Vallejo is a Colombian journalist, author, and media personality, photos of Virginia Vallejo, the real life woman behind. It was after shots were fired that Escobar pulled out two pistols and also fired back at officers while running on the rooftops in Colombia. Currently living in Miami Florida, the United States of America as a political asylee, Virginia Vallejo was born on August 26, 1949, in Cartago, Valle Del Cauca, Colombia to Juan Vallejo Jaramillo and Mary Garcia Rivera. This cartel leader rose in status when he began to pioneer new routes through Mexico through both Los Angeles, CA and Houston, TX. The latter warned him that something was not quite right in that relationship, and really, in the end, the time gave him all the right. Despite the enormous money that is generated, the truth is that there are many interests involved: the number of fatalities is very high, which is undoubtedly a real pity. Wendy Chavarriaga Gil was killed after informing on former lover Escobar. Aside from creating drug trafficking pipelines, he also owned a string of ranches with Mexican-inspired names. After the test, she felt her waters break and walked two blocks to her parents’ home, making it to the hospital just half an hour before their son Juan Pablo was delivered. "I thought he was fascinating," she says. Jung did a small stint in jail for marijuana trafficking where his cellmate introduced him to the trade of Colombian drug trafficking. There, Victoria says, he lived a double life – splitting his time between his family and friends and his mistresses. Vallejo’s life was threatened when she began to speak out against politicians associated with the cartel. Not only was Lehder a founding member of the Medellin cartel he was also a founding member of Muerte e Sequestradores (MAS). He became so confident with Vallejo that he showed her his collection of 14 passports. She insists they were discreet, often meeting in a flat in a middle-class suburb of the capital Bogota. In 1987 the real Jorge Luis Ochoa Vasquez was listed in Forbes as one of the world’s twenty richest men. This was my life.". 2. After weeks of hiding, Pablo told Victoria she and the children were moving to a safe house under government protection. Virginia Vallejo Biography And Her Love Story With Pablo Escobar, Caroline Mutoko Biography - Age, Daughter & House, The journalist teamed up with other media persons to come up with her own television program known as, Wole Soyinka - Biography, Wife, Children, Family, Quick Facts, Who Is Manuela Escobar – Daughter of Pablo Escobar, All about StarSat TV Channels, Packages and Customer Contact Details. A court has sided with Netflix in a "Narcos" copyright infringement lawsuit brought by Virginia Vallejo, the ex-girlfriend of Pablo Escobar. All rights reserved. Ironically, no one talks about the cartel Lord without mentioning her name, this became a problem as Escobar’s criminal acts filled the whole of Colombia and for her own safety, Vallejo took to her heels as an asylum seeker. Pablo met Wendy - “a dark-haired 28-year-old, 6ft tall with green eyes and a gorgeous body” – in 1981 and their affair lasted several years. "I have to accept my life is different to most people. She wound up being shunned by her former elite friends and blacklisted from high social circles. As their small plane landed, the passengers were surrounded by two dozen men brandishing machine guns. And living alongside him was long-suffering Victoria. “He who seeks shall find - and I preferred not to find anything.”. He is the only Ochoa brother to have been extradited to the United States and he’s still serving his sentence in US Federal Prison. Pablo Escobar killed 49 young people in one night...Why? So they liked huge animals and all his huge toys were spread around the ranch." Because Vallejo’s name was changed for the Netflix show, certain creative liberties can be made with her story. He was a hitman or ex-sicario and an intricate part of the crime structure of the Medellin cocaine smuggling cartel. To see all content on The Sun, please use the Site Map. She became a person of interest in the United States of America in 1996. "I realised then he was not a normal politician. Every man who saw Virginia Vallejo on television would surely be taken aback with her: apart from being a pretty face, the young woman had studied and appeared in many small screen programs. We were very happy together.". Although the entire family has changed their names from Escobar they continue to make money off of their likeness. Minnie Dlamini Jones Wedded Her Husband Quinton Jones at 27 – Inside their Fairytale... 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