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Maria Victoria Henao’s life Biography

Maria Victoria Henao was the wife of late Pablo Escobar who was the drug lord. He was the richest drug criminal at that time which made her life a mixture of extravagance and misery as she faced a lot of troubles in her life due to her husband’s bad reputation. She is widely known as the window of a Colombian narco-terrorist, Pablo. Despite his criminal background and extramarital affairs, she remained by his side through thick and thin. She was married to Escobar until he was shot dead in 1993. Afterward, Henao led a miserable life along with her two children.


She was born in Colombia, in the year 1961. She hails from Colombia. Mario’s elder brother worked with Escobar when he was at the early stage of his small-scale drug enterprise. Her brother became the important member of his drug crime when Pablo met her when she was her tender age of 13. Love blossomed between the two and they decided to tie the knot but her father was not agreed with this marriage due to his lower social status. This forced the love-struck couple to elope when Maria was just 15 years old teenager. On the other hand, Escobar was at the age of 27 when he got married to Henao. The couple welcomed their first child after one year of their marriage in 1977. Maria spent seventeen years of her life with drug lord Pablo Escobar before he was shot dead by Colombian Police in 1993.


While Maria Victoria Henao spent a life of millionaire being a wife of notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar but she was also a fashion designer and businesswoman. She is not known by her career rather than she is known to the world as Mrs. Escobar. Pablo ran Medline Cartel that smuggled more than 80% of drugs into the United States of America in the 70’s and 80’s.

Relationship with Pablo Escobar:

Maria’s relationship with her budding criminal husband was great but he was involved in several extramarital affairs and had had many mistresses. His affair with a renowned journalist, Virginia Vallejo made the headlines in mainstream media but Henao stuck by his side despite knowing everything about her husband’s well-known affair and his other mistresses.

This thing sparked many speculations about Maria as most of the people think that she loves his husband unconditionally that made her bear Escobar’s flaws. Virginia Vallejo wrote in her book ‘Loving Pablo, Hating Escobar’ that “Henao was addicted to the extravagant lifestyle that she had with the drug lord”.

Maria Victoria Henao’s Net Worth:

Maria decided to lead the life under a shadow after the death of her husband, so there is no information about her profession and net worth. However, her husband was one of the richest criminals in the world at that time with an estimated net worth of $30 billion.


Maria Victoria Henao is now 56 years old and currently living in Buenos Aires along with her family. Maria changed her name to María Isabel Santos Caballero to hide her identity from the world after the demise of her husband.



Traveling is a recreation for almost everyone. Who doesn’t love taking some time off from their daily routines and spending it at some exotic island with fresh breeze from the ocean or a nice hill station with cozy cottages and snow fights. Well as soothing as this sounds, traveling does have some hurdles of its own which every traveler must pass through while planning a vacation. So to begin with, once travelers have passed the drill of acquiring visas and booking tickets and even of reaching their destination, a new set of glitches await them.

Once they are actually there it all comes down to moving around the town without getting lost. They are obviously there to explore places and see some beautiful sights and also get to know the culture and the native people up close and personal. This can be a bit challenging if the traveler decides to do it all on his own. Though it’s not impossible but being a foreigner on an unknown land with little knowledge about the whereabouts and the tricks to survive, things can get a little out of control. To avoid these challenges hiring a travel guide is often a suitable option.

Advantages of hiring a travel guide

A travel guide does not necessarily have to be a native of the country the traveler is visiting to. Quite often a traveler might have a friend who is familiar with the country simply because he has been there himself or he has gained his knowledge through extensive reading and studying of travel books. If such a friend or acquaintance is not available then hiring a professional travel guide from the destination itself can also be a good option.

This latter option is sometimes preferred over the former one. The reason for this is that the locals who also happen to be professionals in the field are conceived to have more knowledge of how to go around town as well offer new things to learn to the travelers. However both the options have their own perks. Bringing a friend along as a travel guide may have a higher level of comfort and the chances are high of the traveler having a better time.

Nevertheless, speaking of professional travel guides, they can turn out to be a real blessing. They can help an outsider feel mingled in the culture with the little tips and tricks they have up their sleeves which are due to the simple fact that they are locals and have a much better idea of the place. They also help save a lot of time which otherwise could have been lost by the traveler by going back and forth and looking for places. A travel guide saves one the trouble of being lost or being taken advantage of by the locals. A lost traveler can be a delight for some of the locals who have bad intentions but a travel guide can come in handy under such circumstances. Overall, a travel guide is a good option for someone with little knowledge of the place and who is looking to have a good time.