Friday, August 24, 2012

Filming Pablo Escobar in the Central Cemetery

Didn't wait to find out whether these automatic rifles were for bodyguards or a bloody fight scene,.
During a bike tour today we encountered these folks filming an episode of the ongoing 'Pablo Escobar: Godfather of Evil' miniseries in the Central Cemetery. The episode included the funeral of Luis Carlos Galan, the politician assassinated in south Bogotá on Escobar's orders in 1989. The killing is still being investigated and apparently was carried out by a conspiracy involving corrupt politicians and security. 

Perhaps not coincidentally, the anniversary of Galan's killing was just last week. 

The Caracol miniseries has also been controversial. Some say it portrays Escobar too sympathetically. 

Galan's TV casket. 

The officiating priest, who deserves his own bicycle.

Are these good guys or bad guys?

Galan's real tomb. 

By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours

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