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The narco obsession

Emma Toogood asks what is with Hollywood’s sudden obsession with narco-drama, and the implications for us as western viewers. Cartel Land, which hit cinema screens in September, is the latest release in a string of narco-tv series and films that have stolen the media spotlight this year. Matthew Heineman’s documentary looks at two vigilante groups […]

Peace at last? Colombia’s new Transitional Justice Accord

BristoLatino features editor Georgina Turner asks whether the recent agreement on justice made at the Havana peace talks can be considered the beginning of the end of the Colombian internal conflict. Everybody is talking about the recently released Netflix series Narcos, which dramatizes Pablo Escobar’s long reign as head of Medellin’s infamous drug cartel and his criminal methods of control. As […]

Watching Narcos…in Colombia

Bogotá resident Sophie Foggin reveals what Colombians make of the much talked-about series Narcos. Sophie is currently interning at El Tiempo, Colombia’s top-selling newspaper. “Are you watching Narcos on Netflix?”. This is one of the most frequently asked questions from my friends at home.“Of course I am,” I tell them. What they don’t know, however, is […]