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Review: ‘Narco Cultura’ Is A Disturbing Look At The Mexican War On Drugs & The Idolatry Within

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • November 21, 2013 7:29 PM
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Narco Cultura
Since 2006, when the War on Drugs was officially declared in Mexico—a joint operation by Federal Police and the Mexican military known as Operation Michoacan—approximately 60,000 known murders have been recorded. At the epicenter of the major narcotics trafficking and drug cartels that ravage Mexico is the city of Juarez. Its murder rate has absolutely skyrocketed—4,500 people have been killed since 2006 making it the homicide capital of the world, and just across the border is El Paso, Texas, named one of the safest cities in the United States. This juxtaposition is staggering, and marks the impetus for the film.

Exclusive: Meet The Ghost In Clip From Acclaimed Documentary 'Narco Cultura'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 11, 2013 10:21 AM
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One only has to look at the enduring popularity and influence of Brian De Palma's "Scarface" to see just how pervasive drug culture has become in the mainstream (and no surprise, there is a remake brewing). Only a few months ago, we saw millions tune in to see the fate of chemistry teacher turned meth overlord Walter White on "Breaking Bad," and across TV, movies, music, books and more, dealers and kingpins remain vital subject matter. But as always, the truth is stranger than fiction.

Exclusive: Poster For Sundance Documentary Hit 'Narco Cultura'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • August 23, 2013 2:39 PM
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Narco Cultura
While we've seen the headlines and portrayals on TV shows like "Breaking Bad" and movies like "Savages," the knotty world of the Mexican drug cartels is expansive and far-reaching, going far past the political muscle they pull and the drugs they sling. And the forthcoming documentary "Narco Cultura" delves into another aspect of the trade that you might not know anything about.

Sundance Review: ‘Narco Cultura’ Is A Disturbing Look At The Mexican War On Drugs & The Idolatry Within

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • January 21, 2013 11:29 PM
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  • 3 Comments
Since 2006, when the War on Drugs was officially declared in Mexico -- a joint operation by Federal Police and the Mexican military known as Operation Michoacan -- approximately 60,000 known murders have been recorded. At the epicenter of the major narcotics trafficking and drug cartels that ravage Mexico is the city of Juarez. Its murder rate has absolutely skyrocketed -- 4,500 people have been killed since 2006 making it the homicide capital of the world, and just across the border is El Paso, Texas, named one of the safest cities in the United States. This juxtaposition is staggering, and the impetus for the film.

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