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Escobar’s Former Hitman Takes the Road to ‘Total Peace’ in Medellín, Colombia

Henry Holguín looked out from the empty second-floor balcony of a small restaurant in La Bayadera, a busy industrial neighborhood in the city of Medellín.  “This was a ‘red zone.’ It was wild … You couldn’t even sell a joint here without my authorization,” Holguín remembered with satisfaction.  At first glance, Holguín, 54, appears to…

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