Monday Night Open Thread
After spending my non-working hours today reading and and writing about death penalty trials and riots, I'm switching gears.
Unimas tonight begins re-airing El Cartel de los Sapos aka Cartel of Snitches -- the Narcodrama that started the phenomenon. It will have the option of viewing with English captions. This really is supposed to be the first and best of them all. I've only seen a few episodes in Spanish, which I couldn't quite follow. It's about the take-down of the Norte Valle cartel, and was written by former cartel member (now best selling author) Andres Lopez Lopez, when he was in prison (he only got 2 years for cooperating with the DEA against his cartel buddies.) While the names are changed, almost all the characters are based on real life figures and everyone is in it, including Pablo Escobar, Gilberto Rodríguez Orejuela and his brother Miguel (leaders of the Cali Cartel), Juan Carlos Ramírez Abadía, Carlos Castano (one of the Castano brothers), Diego Montoya, Wilber Varela (Soap), Amado Carrillo Fuentes (Senor de los Cielos), Miguel Félix Gallardo and many more. [More...]
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