Narcos: Mexico moves the drug war north, but the game remains the same


The dramatic template for Netflix’s ongoing Narcos series doesn’t change much in its new “parallel” spinoff, Narcos: Mexico. Drug empires corrupt entire countries, from the individuals touched by them right up through every level of law enforcement and government. Good cops—especially those from the United States plunked down in the midst of the ensuing lawless chaos—chafe at the idea that the system is designed to thwart them, and seek extrajudicial means to bring down their high-profile targets. In the end, a lot of people on both sides die, some traffickers get captured or killed, and the cowboy cops look ruefully into the distance, knowing that the world’s insatiable desire for illegal drugs mean that today’s victories are only stopgaps.

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