Sebastian Marroquin, son of Colombia's late drug lord Pablo Escobar, spends much of his time barnstorming across Latin America as a motivational speaker, denouncing the illegal drug trade and his father's ultra-violent ways. "I feel I have a moral responsibility to go before society, recognize my father's crimes and to apologize to the victims of these crimes," Marroquín tells NPR. Eduardo Di Baia/AP images hide caption

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Renouncing Pablo Escobar's Sins, His Son Trafficks In Motivational Talks

Drug czar Pablo Escobar's son studied to be an architect. But his late father's notoriety interfered with business, so today he's a speaker urging kids to stay away from drugs.

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In 'Soy Yo' Video, Bomba Estéreo Pays Tribute To 'What's Inside Of You'

The music video for the Colombian band's song "Soy Yo" has made headlines this week. The group's Simon Mejia tells NPR's Rachel Martin why it's being called an ode to little brown girls everywhere.

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In 'Jerusalem,' Nothing You've Ever Lost Is Truly Gone

The house Alan Moore was born in was torn down in 1969 — along with most of the rest of his neighborhood. But in his new novel, Jerusalem, the legendary comics creator brings it all back to life.

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Sebastian Marroquin, son of Colombia's late drug lord Pablo Escobar, spends much of his time barnstorming across Latin America as a motivational speaker, denouncing the illegal drug trade and his father's ultra-violent ways. "I feel I have a moral responsibility to go before society, recognize my father's crimes and to apologize to the victims of these crimes," Marroquín tells NPR. Eduardo Di Baia/AP images hide caption

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Renouncing Pablo Escobar's Sins, His Son Trafficks In Motivational Talks

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In 'Soy Yo' Video, Bomba Estéreo Pays Tribute To 'What's Inside Of You'

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Why Some Of India's Surrogate Moms Are Full Of Regret

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Life After Iconic 1976 Photo: The American Flag's Role In Racial Protest

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Lisa Hannigan On The 'Pivotal Moment' Of Defining A Relationship

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Dwight Yoakam Looks To The Past — And Prince

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