Thursday, 15 Nov 2018
World

Pablo Escobar's widow describes forced abortion in new book

BOGOTA, Colombia – The widow of Pablo Escobar fell madly in love as a pre-teenager to this man who would become a ruthless drug lord, but she says in a new book that she felt violated After forcing her to have an abortion at age 14 Over time, she came to regard him as a cruel psychopath.

In the memoir, Maria Henao approaches her life for the first time alongside the leader of the Medellin cartel, describing herself more as a victim than as an accomplice to her crime.

Henao says she was taken by Escobar to a dilapidated health clinic and stretched out on a stretcher while a woman inserted a tube into her belly. She endured several days of bleeding and pain and perceived the experience as a "violation".

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