Local police either take a bribe and look the other way or receive a bullet for their troubles. Pablo's petty fiefdom begins its transformation into a global empire when he is introduced to exiled Chilean chemist Mateo "Cockroach" Moreno. He has perfected a method for refining cocaine, a once obscure drug whose moment has arrived, in jungle laboratories. Billions are to be made supplying this insatiable demand.
They transformed it into a house of prayer and peace. Recently, they have started to take in senior citizens with no place to call home. The prison is now a center of cultural learning where people come to learn its history so they never repeat it. To view photos and anecdotes of visitors to La Catedral in recent years click here or here You will be redirected to an outside site. By providing links to other sites, Narcopedia does not guarantee, approve, or endorse the information or products available on these sites nor does it have an affiliation with or endorsement from such third party site. Both the Colombian army and the guards at the prison would have followed his orders, but nothing like that was proven. Years later, Eduardo Mendoza gave Semana magazine a candid interview about the incident, claiming he was the first to recognize the gravity of his mistake accepting full responsibility.
Synopsis[ edit ] Season 1 chronicles the life of Pablo Escobar from the late s, when he first began manufacturing cocaine, to July , when he escaped La Catedral prison. The show chronicles the main events that happened in Colombia during this period and Escobar's relationship to them. The initial episodes start at the year of in Chile, with Mateo "Cockroach" Moreno, a Chilean drug dealer and underground chemist in a secret cocaine lab in the Atacama Desert , is discovered by the Chilean Armed Forces and his cartel members are completely executed, but Mateo surprisingly survives, in which later he manages to escape to Colombia. It is followed with the show how Escobar first became involved in the cocaine trade in Colombia.
At the age of seven, Cardona's family gave him "Manolo" as a nickname. This would later be used as his name as an actor. When he was 18, he moved to Cali , Colombia, to finish his studies. Manolo studied finances and international relations. Manolo's mother, Nancy Molano, is a psychologist, merchant and astrologer.