Translated by Otis B Fly-Wheel for Borderland Beat from a Noreste article
Subject Matter: Cali Cartel, Narco’s series on Netflix
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“The traffickers from Cali are seeing Narcos, and they are not happy about it. Narco’s tells a bad version of the real events, that could lead to conflicts in real life”.
“Netflix should be more responsible”, assured the son of Pablo Escobar. “I don’t know well what happened and the mistrust I read in the notices”, he said in relation to the assassination of producer Carlos Munoz Portal, 37 years of age, who appeared dead in Mexico this past month while researching locations for the new series of Narco’s. But later he added, ” unfortunately Mexico is very violent place. If I was in Africa filming lions, it wouldn’t surprise me if one of them killed me”.
Juan Pablo Escobar, changed his name to Sebastian Marroquin after the death of his father in 1992, has questioned the manner in which Netflix are recounting the narco trafficking history in Colombia and Latin America. “The narco traffickers in Cali are seeing Narco’s and are not liking it. It annoys them that their names and their cities are being utilized to tell accounts of events that are not true. Their accounts of the history are bad and could create conflicts in real life”, he advertised in the Daily Mirror.
From his point of view, ” nothing has changed” since the epoch when Pablo Escobar dominated the drug business, “except the names”. “Now there is more narco trafficking and corruption”, he affirmed. Marroquin not only questioned that Netflix had committed errors historically, but had also given out the wrong image of the capos of organized crime. ” Every day I receive dozens of emails of youngsters from all over the world who say that they would like to be like Pablo Escobar because they have watched Narco’s. It is dangerous that these television program’s glorify the violence and paint narco traffickers as hero’s”, he said.
Munoz Portal had a large history in cine making and for years has dedicated his time to the discovery of locations for making American films and series in Mexico. He was doing that when he was shot a rural road in the State of Mexico, close to the frontier with Hidalgo, one of the zones most affected by narco violence.
“We are all sad at the death of Carlos Munoz Portal, a respected scouter of locations, and we offer our condolences to his family. The events even though they are unknown, the authorities are continuing to investigate what happened”, affirmed Netflix in a communication”.
The body of Munoz Portal was found in his car, it was on an unnamed road in the community of San Bartolo Actopan, in the town of Temascalapa. He had multiple bullet wounds. The vehicle had been impacted against a cactus, it is thought that he had been killed after a car chase.