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‘Narcos: Mexico’ And 5 Other Sobering Shows To Catch On Netflix

Tracing the drug trade of the Americas

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The modern drug war is moving from Colombia to Mexico! We can't wait for the premiere of Narcos: Mexico, which launches globally today, 16 November.

The latest installment of popular global crime drama franchise Narcos brings us to Mexico in the 1980s to chart the rise of the biggest drug empire in Mexico, where DEA agent Kiki Camarena (Michael Peña) meets the Guadalajara cartel and the king of Marijuana, Miguel Felix Gallardo (Diego Luna).

Ahead of your Narcos binge, it’s time to load up on the best mind-altering substance of all - knowledge - with these informative documentaries and series on Netflix.

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Narcos: Mexico

A compelling new chapter of the Narcos franchise, Narcos: Mexico explores the origins of the modern drug war by going back to its roots, beginning at a time when the Mexican trafficking world was a loose and disorganised confederation of independent growers and dealers.

Witness the rise of the Guadalajara Cartel in the 1980s as Félix Gallardo (Diego Luna) takes the helm, unifying traffickers in order to build an empire. When DEA agent Kiki Camarena (Michael Peña) moves his wife and young son from California to Guadalajara to take on a new post, he quickly learns that his assignment will be more challenging than he ever could have imagined.

The Netflix original series launches globally on November 16.

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