Former fortress disappears – appropriately – in cloud of white dust.
He was the working class man who became a billionaire. He was the drug overlord whose cartel was responsible for 80 percent of all the cocaine imported into the US. He is the “star” of the TV series Narcos and – in death – he has become a folk hero to many. But Medellin, Colombia – once described as the world’s most dangerous city by Time magazine – has underscored its desire to modernise and to shake-off its reputation as the drug capital of the world with the explosive demolition of the former home-cum-fortress of drug kingpin Pablo Escobar.