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“Surviving Escobar, Alias JJ” is the story of this character after he became the only survivor of the Medellin Cartel. The story begins with Pablo Escobar’s decline when Alias JJ decides to give himself in. After landing in prison, he must face his enemies and use all of his tactics not only to survive, but to regain his status of main capo in prison, while also continuing his reign of terror as a feared drug trafficker.

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    Alias JJ
    Known as Alias JJ or “Popeye”. He is a professional hitman, lieutenant and the right-hand of the late Medellin Cartel’s drug lord Pablo Escobar Gaviria. He never hesitates to admit the many hundreds of people he has killed. He loves to boast of his guts and skills to pull the trigger. At the age of twelve, this humble man from Medellin discovered his innate talent to become a killer and ever since he has been accumulating murders and money. If he doesn’t have his gun he feels naked and vulnerable in the face of the hundreds of enemies that surround him. He never takes a “no” for an answer and has a way with words to convince, deter, and coax as long as he attains his goals. Cold-blooded and fearless, Popeye has it clear that your heart shouldn’t interfere with business, and that’s why he avoids getting emotionally involved with women that enter his life and his bed. That’s what this guy is: a hitman who has made a whole country shake. When the Search Bloc was just at his boss’ heels, Jhon Jairo decided to turn himself in to the authorities and confess his crimes before ending up shot like many of his partners in crime. He was pursuing a favorable agreement but was sentenced to twenty-three years in jail. JJ is not willing to become an old man behind bars and resorts to all types of strategies to evade justice and get free right away. Among other things, he uses his manipulating ability and sells himself as a repented man while fighting to protect his life inside the Capital Prison, a life that is hanging by a thread because of the many enemies he inherited from past wars and the new ones he has gained as a convict. Paradoxically, he is a criminal hated by the country and protected by the State. He knows so much that, in his own words, he is “the historic memory of the Medellin Cartel”. And that to the authorities is a great chance to clarify so many crimes and injustices that have not yet been solved. To Alias JJ, treason can’t be forgiven, and that is paid with blood. However, according to his odd and crooked set of values, he does have the license to betray, even his own blood. He is a bold man and a blabbermouth, and that’s why his statements and confessions always give room for doubt. Nobody knows what is or is not true in his eloquent sentences.
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    Monica Machado
    She believes in law not in justice and accepts challenging cases that brings her name to the attention of the country. Alias JJ meets all these conditions. She finds pleasure in defending the chief hitman of Pablo Escobar, the man who brought the entire country to its knees. She is a woman with no scruples, capable of adjusting the law to fit her client and of breaking moral limits to win a case, since she thinks that the fame of a lawyer is based on success rather than on the good name, and with this sort of “principles” she has carved out the path of victories and acknowledgment in the world of criminal law. She is patient, accurate, distrustful and a bad loser. She perfectly knows criminals’ minds and motivations, but has a very particular code of ethics that makes her different from them. And as a part of the same code, she never gets emotionally involved with a client or uses her body to get favors.
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    Alexandra Ortega
    She believes in law not in justice and accepts challenging cases that brings her name to the attention of the country. Alias JJ meets all these conditions. She finds pleasure in defending the chief hitman of Pablo Escobar, the man who brought the entire country to its knees. She is a woman with no scruples, capable of adjusting the law to fit her client and of breaking moral limits to win a case, since she thinks that the fame of a lawyer is based on success rather than on the good name, and with this sort of “principles” she has carved out the path of victories and acknowledgment in the world of criminal law. She is patient, accurate, distrustful and a bad loser. She perfectly knows criminals’ minds and motivations, but has a very particular code of ethics that makes her different from them. And as a part of the same code, she never gets emotionally involved with a client or uses her body to get favors.
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    Ivan Urrego
    He is one of the most powerful and bloodthirsty drug dealers in the country, and member of the Cartel of Valle del Cauca, his native land. He is the lord of the yard assigned to drug dealers in the Capital Prison. A member of a large and important family from Valle del Cauca, Ivan grows up surrounded by comfort and money, but been moderately wealthy doesn’t satisfy his ambition and less in a historic moment when the drug-traffic money permeates almost the entire society in the region. He makes it big in the cocaine kingdom and thanks to such profitable business he can enjoy real luxury and eccentricity. His wealth includes innumerable latest model cars, caches with all types of weapons, fine jewelry, properties in each corner of the country and hundreds of beautiful women that end up on his bed attracted by the millions of dollars the man spends to satisfy his pleasures. Ivan Urrego enjoys his life as a drug dealer until he is arrested and ends up in the Capital Prison. The prison takes his freedom away, but Mr. Urrego uses his money and power to make inroads and thus build his kingdom inside prison. Dollars and intimidation keep him as the drug traffickers yard’s “Lord”. His natural enemies are the Medellin Cartel men. Therefore, as soon as JJ enters the Capital Prison, Urrego will start a war against him because he’s not willing to lose the ground he had gained with such effort and wants to get even with the newcomer for all the people he lost in the drug cartels war when Alias JJ was following Pablo Escobar’s orders.
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    Abel Mahecha
    A paramilitary commander, the leader of the yard assigned to paramilitaries in the Capital Prison. When he was an emerald dealer, he met the Castañeda Clan: three brothers with far-right ideas that at the time were forming an armed group to halt the guerrilla outrages. Abel accepted the call to be a member of the “self-defenses” as the paramilitary army was called, since such ideals fully agreed with his character and principles. Step by step, bullet by bullet, war by war and using his military strictness, this man became a violent and bloodthirsty commander because the easy way, that of dead and torture is the most effective one to eradicate communist and guerrilla weeds spread throughout the country. He was captured and sentenced to twelve years and is serving his sentence in the Capital Prison where Abel continues to exert his command as the maximum authority in the yard assigned to paramilitary inmates. His objectives are clear: hand in hand with Commander Castañeda he expects to keep the self-defenses Capital Bloc alive to finish guerrillas, a plague also behind bars, under Commander Galeano’s control. Alias JJ, as a member of the Medellin Cartel, is Commander Castañeda’s enemy and therefore Abel’s. In prison, from been a “dirt in the eye”, a little discomfort to Abel, he will become a real headache to the paramilitary commander.
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    Elmer Galeno
    A guerrilla front commander, confined in the Capital Prison where he acts as the chief commander of the yard assigned to guerrillas. He is a staunch defendant of his political ideals, committed to his goal to make the world a more equitable and just place…a head-to-foot revolutionary. This man coming from a well-off family studied economics in a prestigious university and since then he has disagreed with the country he had to live in. Student strikes, uprising and protests were not enough to attain that longed for justice, and he abandoned a future as a successful businessman and joined the guerrilla. Across Colombia’s mountains and carrying a rifle, he moved up within the organization thanks to his intelligence and leadership. He became a powerful commander of the revolutionary forces determined not to lower his guard and to use his gun whenever necessary. And although he was arrested and sentenced to many years in prison because of kidnapping and torture, his ideals never changed. According to him, he can continue to guide his companions in arms because he clearly believes that from the core of injustice you can open the way to social justice. His days in prison are upset by the arrival of Alias JJ, because to commander Galeano, Velasquez is just a criminal with no ideals and eager to fill his pockets with money. With time, Jhon Jairo attains power inside the Capital Prison and becomes an obstacle for Galeano. He will be just as dangerous an enemy as the paramilitaries and the contender he will have to face with every means he has available.

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