Pablo Escobar Was a Horrible Man. But He Was an Interesting Person.

Vernacular is, of course, important to realism. But the vocal online community who took issue with these matters could have also been upset that, once again, outsiders are recognizing their country for its villain instead of a hero. Just hours after this interview ended, news broke that Colombia had declared peace with FARC. The left-wing rebel group had had its own dealings with Escobar and the Medellin cartel.

Moura understands this; after all the build up to the summer Olympics in Rio certainly aired his country’s dirty laundry of political corruptness, environmental dangers and more to the rest of the world.

“I’m trying to be active politically, and it’s been really hard because the country’s polarized,” says Moura, who will next be directing a film about Brazilian Marxist guerrilla Carlos Marighella. “We have a press in Brazil that [seems] as if

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