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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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Gabriel Fernandez’s Mother, Pearl Fernandez, Is Trying to Have Her Murder Conviction Thrown Out

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Gabriel Fernandez’s Mother, Pearl Fernandez, Is Trying to Have Her Murder Conviction Thrown Out

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Gabriel Fernandez’s mother, Pearl Fernandez, is trying to have her murder conviction thrown out. The 37-year-old woman has been in jail since 2018 for the murder and torture of her eight-year old son.

Pearl Fernandez is petitioning the court for resentencing, hoping to have her first-degree murder and/or second-degree murder charges thrown out.

Fernandez is hoping to have her sentence vacated based off of new changes to the California state penal code. “I think that she feels that somehow maybe, you know, the special circumstance will be dismissed or maybe she’ll have a chance that the D.A. will agree with the petition,” Deputy District Attorney Jonathan Hatami said to CBSLA.

In June 2018, a judge sentenced Pearl Fernandez to life without parole. The judge charged Pearl Fernandez with the 2013 torture and killing of her eight-year-old son, Gabriel Fernandez.

On May 22, 2013, Gabriel Fernandez died after suffering a fatal beating from his mother. Pearl Fernandez was allegedly angry that he didn’t clean up his toys.

The details of Pearl and her boyfriend’s lengthy torture campaign against Gabriel Fernandez are both gruesome and numerous. Over the course of his eight-month stay with Isauro Aguirre, the couple broke his bones, burned him with cigarettes, pepper-sprayed him, and forced him to eat his own vomit as well as animal feces. And that is just a short-list of what they did.

The case came to national attention after the release of the 2020 Netflix documentary, “The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez“. The documentary shone a spotlight on the insidious nature of child abuse. It also highlighted the systematic failures of the social services system that fails to protect children.

Elected officials have expressed their disgust at Pearl Fernandez for trying to escape justice by taking advantage of updated laws.

“The policies and directives from my office and these new laws created by the Legislature are emboldening murderers of children to apply to be re-sentenced,” said Deputy DA Hatami to City News Service. “This is completely unfair to the surviving families and their loved ones.”

He continued: “Families now have to relive all the horror that was perpetrated upon a small and helpless child. Based upon all the evidence presented at the grand jury, which was made public, and the jury trial, Pearl Fernandez was a major participant in the torture and murder of little Gabriel.”

It seems obvious by the fact that Pearl Fernandez is trying to get out of jail after torturing her son to death, that she isn’t remorseful about her actions.

Any other mother who killed her son would probably want to spend the rest of her life in jail instead of trying to find a way to get out of it.

If you believe someone you know is experiencing–or committing–child abuse, there are resources to help. Call the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-4-A-Child or 1-800-422-4453, or go to www.childhelp.org. Staying vigilant could help save a child like Gabriel Fernandez.

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Regé-Jean Page Is Leaving ‘Bridgerton’ and We’re Devastated

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Regé-Jean Page Is Leaving ‘Bridgerton’ and We’re Devastated

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There is some very bad news for “Bridgerton” fans. On Friday, Netflix announced that Regé-Jean Page is not returning for the second season of the smash-hit Shondaland series. Regé-Jean Page played the dashing Duke Simon Basset in the first season.

Netflix told the world that Regé-Jean Page would not be returning to “Bridgerton” via a statement written in the voice of Lady Whistledown.

“While all eyes turn to Lord Anthony Bridgerton’s quest to find a Viscountess, we bid adieu to Regé-Jean Page, who so triumphantly played the Duke of Hastings. We’ll miss Simon’s presence onscreen, but he will always be a part of the Bridgerton family,” Lady Whistledown wrote.

They also added: “Daphne will remain a devoted wife and sister, helping her brother navigate the upcoming social season and what it has to offer – more intrigue and romance than my readers may be able to bear.”

Apparently, it was Regé-Jean Page’s decision not to return to the multicultural costume drama.

Although the role of duke Simon Basset shot Page to stardom, he feels that it’s now time for him to move onto bigger and better things. In an interview with Variety, Page said that Bridgerton producers always told him that his role would be a “one-season arc” with a “beginning, middle, end”.

“[I thought] ‘That’s interesting,’ because then it felt like a limited series,” said Page. “I get to come in, I get to contribute my bit and then the Bridgerton family rolls on.”

According to Bridgerton producers, the next season will largely revolve around Anthony Bridgerton (played by Jonathan Bailey) as he tries to nab the love of his life.

Unfortunately, that storyline doesn’t seem quite as appealing to Bridgerton fans who loved to stare at Regé-Jean Page’s face for hours on end.

“Well, not sure what the point of watching this now,” said one disgruntled Twitter user. “We all know that Simon was the reason why most of us were watching this :/”

Fans of the book series, however, were much quicker to jump to Regé-Jean Page’s defense.

“Guys, each season is about one brother/sister, first season was about Daphne, second season will be about Anthony!” wrote another fan. “Simon won’t be the main character as he was. Accept Anthony and Kate [the new love interest]”. They added later: “The name [of the show] is ‘Bridgerton’ not Duke of Hastings.”

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