Netflix release Narcos: Mexico following the rise of the Guadalajara Cartel led by Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo and the events that unfold as DEA agent Kiki Camarena tries to dismantle it.
Before becoming the most powerful figure in the Mexican cocaine trade, Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo sees potential among Mexico’s independent and relatively disorganized marijuana growers.
Gallardo uses his connections to build a confederation of growers and dealers. As his empire expands, Félix becomes more ruthless, eventually abandoning marijuana for cocaine and partnering with Colombian cartels to transport drugs across the border.
American DEA agent Kiki Camarena moves his pregnant wife and young son to Guadalajara to take on a new assignment. Once there, he realizes he might have an impossible task.
Not only does the Guadalajara Cartel pay to keep Mexican government and law enforcement officials on its side, the US government doesn’t always respond to the DEA
Despite low resources and an uphill battle, Kiki is highly motivated to catch Gallardo and his cohorts. He leans on fellow DEA agents and his supervisor, James “Jaime” Kuykendall, though ultimately, he decides he must trust his own instincts.
Narcos: Mexico features an ensemble cast of Spanish and English speaking actors. Actor and director Diego Luna plays Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo, ambitious leader of the Guadalajara Cartel. Unlike Pablo Escobar, Gallardo is quiet and focused.
Michael Peña plays Kiki Camarena, the American DEA agent sent to Guadalajara to help bring down the cartel. As was the case with Narcos, most actors in Narcos: Mexico are portraying real people.