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Fans Are Pumped Now That We Know The Release Date Of ‘Narcos: Mexico’ Season 2

“Narcos: Mexico” has finally released the air date for its follow up season and it’s sooner than you think. There is no short supply of the retelling of how the cocaine drug trade, and its infamous drug lord, Pablo Escobar, came to be. But that’s not what Netflix’s “Narcos: Mexico” is about, or rather who it’s about. The Netflix spin-off of the original, Colombia-based series is set in 1985, at the start of the United State’s declared War on Drugs, and is meant to be a companion series to the original with Félix Gallardo (Diego Luna) as its star. If Hollywood is going to create Latino-led series that, once again, center around the drug trade, they might as well tell the whole history, right?

“Narcos: Mexico” Season 2 continues to tell the story of how Félix Gallardo went from a farmer to the drug lord of the Guadalajara cartel. 

Season Two will premiere on Netflix on Feb. 13, 2020.

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Fans cannot wait for its release. “Narcos Mexico season two hurry the f*** up please,” is just one of the more measured tweets by one of the show’s fans (@XanRiddlzz). One fan, Julio César (@julio_gtez) announced, in all caps, “AHHH I ALREADY PUT IN MY OFF DAY FOR THIS!!! FINALLY!!!!”. It’s quite possible that “Narcos: Mexico” fans are either very generous with the use of all-caps or they are the most excited fanbase of 2019. “Oh MY FUCKING LORD YEEEEES PATRON,” tweeted @Diogorodrigu3s. Others are noting that it’s the perfect Valentine’s Day show to unite couples from all walks of life. “YES! Finally! Since perfect S1 and S2 I’ve been eagerly waiting for #narcos Mexico S2. Just in time for Valentines :),” tweeted @SilverBlack007.

Meanwhile, this Latino dad had no idea his daughter was filming the beginning of a Narcos: Mexico obsession.

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With a date set for Season 2, we all know we only have a limited amount of time to rewatch Season 1 and get all our loved ones hooked. This daughter caught her father at the exact moment that he leaned in from the comfort of his baby-blue-blanket-backed armchair towards the television to watch Diego Luna blow some mierda up. “My Dad is hooked on Narcos Mexico ????????❤️,” she tweeted, and we’re right there with him.

Here’s what we know so far.

The first season was just the plot set up for Season 2.

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Consider Season 1 a mere prelude to Season 2. We were all shooketh when it was revealed that the narrator, who meticulously retold the story of Félix Gallardo and DEA Agent Kiki Camarena (Michael Peña), will become a key character in Season 2. We’ll expect to see narrator Scoot McNairy lead a task force to investigate and make arrests in relation into the death of DEA Agent Camarena. Because killing off a main, beloved character in the season finale wasn’t enough — now the narrator is ready to stop telling the story and start being the story.

Alejandro Edda will join the cast to introduce El Chapo to the rest of the gang.

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Alejandro Edda will play Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, who obviously becomes a key player in Mexican cartel history. Depending on how long Season 2 is projected to span over any actual length of time, Gallardo could be captured and incarcerated as he was in real life in 1989. While many fans confessed that they didn’t know who Gallardo was until “Narcos: Mexico,” we all know who El Chapo is. Gallarado may have begun gathering factions of drug dealers to build an empire, but his slaying of Camarena only escalated the government war on drugs and catalyzed his capture and arrest. What Gallardo left behind is what El Chapo swooped in to manage.

Gallardo is still alive, serving a 37-year jail term for killing DEA agent Camarena. He has petitioned to complete his sentence under house arrest, due to his ailing health at 73-years-old, but the court denied his request in February 2019.

Season 2 comes just one year after the release of the first season, giving us a reliable timeline for Season 3.

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Today, America’s War on Drugs is best known for the mass incarceration of black and brown people dealing with the mental illness that is alcoholism and drug addiction. We all know how that “war on drugs” failed the American people, but Netflix’s “Narcos: Mexico” retells the story of how it failed at the source as well. Pop your popcorn, grab your novio and prepare to be enthralled all over again.

READ: ‘Narcos: Mexico’ Is Back For A Second Season: Here’s Everything We Know So Far

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Latinas Share The Movies They Love To Watch With Their Friends

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Latinas Share The Movies They Love To Watch With Their Friends

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Sure, we’re still in quarantine but that doesn’t mean all female bonding goes out the window! Cuddling up with your friends and staying in for a good movie is still totally possible thanks to Zoom and wine. And while our options of views might seem to be dwindling thanks to a lack of content on streamers…

Fortunately, Latinas are coming together to share the best movies to watch.

Check them out below!
“Practical Magic” –jessica_546

“Birds of Prey.”- brainsbeastbeauty

“Bridesmaids.” –

“Mean Girls” –dominiricanmarie


Paramount Pictures


“13 going on 30!” –_mariaaceves

“Twilight.” –vivaloscupcakes

“Moulin Rouge.” –ninasandra

“Practical Magic. “ isabel__maria__

Warner Bros.
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“Selena.” –momma_bear_of4

“Bridesmaids & Mean Girls.” –glamit_gabby

“Romy & Michelle, Legally Blonde, Devil Wears Prada, How to Lose A Guy In 10 Days, the Wedding Planner, Sex & the City.”- mixtapemcgee

“Aquamarine.” –itz_me_otra_vez

“Hustlers.” –mellowagrelo


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“Legally blonde!! HELLO!! My big fat Greek wedding, anything hallmark.” –luvgabz

“Coyote ugly.” –sugarandstorytime

“Now & Then.” –l.a.momma

NOW AND THEN, Thora Birch, Gaby Hoffman, Ashleigh Aston Moore, Christina Ricci, 1995


“Riding in Cars with boys.” –mrs.ssg415

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Reports Of A New Series Depicting The Life Of Frida Kahlo Has The Internet Asking All Sorts Of Questions

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Reports Of A New Series Depicting The Life Of Frida Kahlo Has The Internet Asking All Sorts Of Questions

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There are few people in this world that are as iconic as Frida Kahlo. She’s captured the minds and imaginations of generations of people from all over the world. We’ve seen her story told before, including on the big screen, but fans have long awaited a Netflix rendition of the artists unique story and now it seem like we may finally be getting what so many of us have wanted for so long.

The Frida Kahlo Corporation is developing a TV drama series based on the artist’s storied life.

Acording to a report by Deadline, the Frida Kahlo Corporation is working with a media company and famed Venezuelan composer and singer Carlos Baute to produce a drama series following the life of the iconic artist.

Frida Kahlo has inspired and influenced fans around the world and has had a major impact on the Latinx diaspora, the art world, feminism and culture as a whole. So, it seems that producers are pulling out all the stops to make sure they do right by the artist.

The series is being written by Latino talent, lead by Joel Novoa and Marilú Godinez. Novoa, who has worked on Arrow, Blood and Treasure and the feature film God’s Slave is attached to direct. The partnership will create a slate of content to celebrate the life of Frida Kahlo in different genres.

“The idea is to talk about what the books don’t,” said the writing duo in a joint statement. “The subtext behind each painting, the richness of Mexico’s 20th century and the revolution. Themes that are incredibly relevant at this unprecedented time.”

Carlos Dorado of the Frida Kahlo Corporation added, “Frida Kahlo corporation is always looking for talented people who know how to exalt the life of an icon like Frida Kahlo. In this case the professional team that has been formed is distinguished by its great professionalism, experience and most importantly the sensitivity to be able to approach a project as important and transcendental as Frida Kahlo. This high professional team will always have the support of Frida Kahlo Corporation.”

So when can we expect to see a series about one of the world’s greatest artists and feminist icons?

The team expects to start production of the series during the second half of 2021. A studio has already shown interest and the presentation of the project to the market is expected to occur in February.

“We are currently developing and writing the basis of the series and expect to be ready to present the project in the upcoming weeks,” the team said in a statement.

Also, why has it taken so long?!

Should the series find a studio and distributor, this would be the first drama series focusing on Kahlo in recent history. It’s been almost twenty years since her story was told on the big screen, when Salma Hayek portrayed the icon in the 2002 film Frida. That film went on to earn six Oscar nominations, winning for Best Makeup and Best Original Score. More recently, Kahlo was voiced by Natalia Cordova-Buckley in the Oscar-winning Pixar pic Coco. 

In addition to this, in 2019 it was announced that there would be an animated film about the painter.

But fans of the iconic feminist and artist have long hoped to see a TV series depicting her larger than life personality and role in shaping the world we live in today and it looks like we may finally get what we’ve asked for.

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