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  • JIM SHEDD: Gilberto Rogriuez Orejuela and Miguel Rodriguez

  • Orejuela were the heads of a cartel

  • that was totally different than the other cartels.

  • They looked at it more as a business to expand,

  • and they were involved in the cost versus profit.

  • You have to learn who your enemy is, otherwise you're

  • not going to win the fight.

  • And I , studied over a long period of time,

  • the Rodriguez Orejuelas, and they were very smart,

  • strategic thinkers who were always

  • one step ahead of the game.

  • NARRATOR: Gilberto and Miguel Rodriguez

  • have a piece of several hotels and own

  • Cali's largest shopping center.

  • NEWS ANNOUNCER: And they own Cali's main passion,

  • the soccer team America.

  • JIM SHEDD: So, they were to be respected.

  • Yes, they were dopers and traffickers, but you

  • cannot underestimate them.

  • You underestimate people of that caliber, you're doomed.

  • WILLIAM RODRIGUEZ: My name is William Rodriguez.

  • I'm the son and nephew of the Cali cartel founders, Miguel

  • and Gilberto Rodriguez Orejuela.

  • There was a strategic alliance between my dad,

  • my uncle, and Escobar.

  • They had different ways to see how we should fight

  • this war against authorities.

  • Escobar wanted to do it through violence.

  • We wanted to do it by corruption.

  • My dad Miguel was called El Senor, the Sir.

  • My uncle Gilberto built an economic empire.

  • He wanted to fulfill his dream with my dad,

  • because he wanted my dad to be a lawyer.

  • And that's why I wanted to be a lawyer.

  • I want to be like my dad.

  • I wanted to help my family.

  • People think that bandits don't have values.

  • But my dad and uncle did.

  • They have honor.

  • Violence was the last step to resolve the problems,

  • because dead people don't pay what they owe.

  • NARRATOR: Gilberto Miguel Rodriquez

  • are forcing modern business methods on a violent trade.

  • NARRATOR: The cartel forced its employees to fill

  • out this application form.

  • Cartel hopefuls had to enter the names and addresses

  • of their entire family.

  • JIM SHEDD: They had to know who your family members were,

  • where were they, what did they own, didn't own.

  • Cars, planes, automobiles, trains, anything.

  • They had to know all about you before you

  • were trusted into the system.

  • WILLIAM RODRIGUEZ: The moving of the cocaine,

  • they did it by different ways.

  • First, they did it into little planes into the Caribbean

  • and in Central America.

  • Then they shifted in to doing it through Mexico.

  • NARRATOR: To handle the ever larger shipments of cocaine

  • heading to the United States, the cartel

  • used container ships, sometimes even loading

  • up entire passenger jets.

  • NARRATOR: It is a marriage of convenience

  • between Colombia's Cali cartel and the Italian mafia.

  • When the Cold War ended, a new war began.

  • NARRATOR: The problem of cocaine in Russia

  • began only one or two years ago.

  • Cocaine is a new problem for us.

  • NARRATOR: From Moscow to Madrid, from Rome to Tokyo,

  • the Cali cartel is creating new markets.

  • NARRATOR: In raw profit, it now outstrips

  • Boeing, Texaco, and Pepsi.

  • WILLIAM RODRIGUEZ: They had so much power in those moments,

  • they thought they were on the top of the world.

  • JIM SHEDD: They were planning to eventually become

  • the Kennedys of Colombia.

  • WILLIAM RODRIGUEZ: In the narcos cassettes,

  • you can see the power that Miguel and Gilberto had,

  • because this guy is saying you have the future

  • of Colombia in your hands.

  • If you give this money, you will have a President.

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The Rise of the Cali Drug Cartel | Narco Wars

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/03/01
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