Friday , April 23 2021

Eric Newman: There are no happy endings in drug trafficking


The creator of "Narcos", a Netflix series that tells the story of cocaine in Latin America and is already available on the platform, said that the United States is "the main problem" for drug subsistence and that drug lords business "there are no happy endings". This is Eric Newman, the American producer and head of creation of the series that after three seasons focused on the Colombian cartels of Cali and Medellín and figures like Pablo Escobar, now took the action to another hour and another place. With Diego Luna as the Guadalajara cartel boss Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo, "Narcos: Mexico" travels in the late 1970s and early 1980s, before the country became the worldwide epicenter of drug trafficking. Differences What differentiates this from the Colombian seasons of the series? The Mexican experience in the "Drug War" is very different from that of Colombia. The Colombian was, to a certain extent, a victory because it deactivated the big cartels and violence peaked in the early 1990s. Not only did Mexico not win the war, but things got worse and worse. And to find the germ of this news "Narcos" had to travel to the past. When I entered the survey for the series, I realized how many aspects of the history of drug trafficking in Mexico began in the late 1970s with the growth of traffickers in Guadalajara. Felix Gallardo was brilliant, he nationalized an industry that was previously a handful of separate drug fiefdoms. It was the first real super poster. What do you think of the critics who say that this humanization "glorifies" the traffickers? There is no glory at the end of Pablo Escobar, blowing the birthday candle in a hide-and-seek … away from his family. These guys are rich, but they do not live to enjoy their money; There are no happy endings in the drug trade. I think there is a danger in not humanizing the monsters, because what that would say is that the monster is born and it is not true. If we think we might miss a chance to stop them before they take the form of monsters.

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