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Colombia wins drug baron's house

The Colombian state has won its final battle against the late head of the Medellin drugs cartel, Pablo Escobar. For the last 11 years Escobar’s wife and children have been trying to stop the government seizing the drug lord’s massive hacienda. Now the government has won, after passing new legislation. It plans to hand much of the estate over to peasants driven from their land in the 40-year civil conflict between the government and rebels. Hacienda Napoles in Antioquia was the symbol of Pablo Escobar’s wealth and power. Full Story

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