This is a repeat of last week, I forgot to attach the audio and then was out of town all week. Sorry for the delay of the audio podcast. The subject of this episode is Narcos, the story of the Cali Cartel. Ron Chepesiuk hosts the Crime Beat Radio show on the Artists First network. Just click on the highlighted show tile and be entertained. Ron Chepesiuk is a former college professor who got into true crime as a young man and has become one of the foremost experts and internationally known author, speaker and investigative reporter on organized crime. in this show Aaron and I talked with him about Frank Matthews, “Black Caesar”, the first well known drug kingpin who disappeared with about 20 million dollars in 1973. Ron tells how Frank Matthews made the one of the first international connections with South American drug dealers and organized drug markets all over the United States in the 1970s.
Ron later discusses how he was in Columbia covering the narcotics problem when he met a Colombian woman and married her. this commenced a life long study of Columbia, narco-traffickers
and the Colombian government. When he first started, he was warned to not go outside of Bogota and today, Ron reports that the former drug capitol of Medellin is now a preferred place for North Americans to visit and even live out their retirement. The listener learns about the inside workings of the Cali Cartel and how they quietly became the most successful drug organization after Pablo Escobar was killed. Ron tells of his first hand experiences and stories about the same events depicted in the recently released Netflix series Narcos, Season Three.
Ron operates Strategic Media Books, LLC, www.strategicmediabooks.com, an independent U.S. publisher of original paperback and e-book editions that aims to bring its outstanding publishing program to the widest possible audience. Founded in 2010, Strategic Media Books publishes nonfiction that includes true crime, biography/memoir, business, history/current affairs, and lifestyle, as well as cutting-edge and inspirational fiction. Strategic Media Books also publishes a book series titled “Gangsta Chronicles.” This series focuses on true and gritty stories from the street and the world of crime. Strategic Media Books’ authors have received numerous literary honors and awards, taking many of the industry’s top prizes.
Ron Chepesiuk is an optioned screenwriter and the award-winning author of numerous books – three of them optioned for movies. On Ron’s Crime Beat Radio he has interviewed such guests as Robert F. Kennedy Jr., F. lee Bailey, Henry Hill, Noam Chomsky, George Jung, Joe Pistone ( aka Donnie Brasco) and Chris Kyle , American Sniper , among others.
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