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Old 5 August 2020, 10:08
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"The Last Narc" Amazon Prime

Interesting 2020 documentary concerning the 1985 kidnapping, torture and murder of DEA agent "Kiki" Camarena. In depth investigation of the involvement of US and Mexican officials in the coverup.
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Old 5 August 2020, 10:14
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Well-done documentary.

Rest in peace, Kiki; you will never be forgotten and we're going to find Rafael Caro-Quintero and deal with him appropriately...
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Old 5 August 2020, 10:54
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They kept me watching until the end. No spoiler give aways but the theory over who/what was involved is disturbing.
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Old 5 August 2020, 12:11
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I saw the other show, Narcos Mexico, where they showed some of the things done to him. Very disturbing.
Will watch the Amazon Prime version tonight.
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Old 5 August 2020, 19:21
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I too, watched the Narcos series . The whole thing kept me up at night. Some nasty situations those dudes had to endure with very little resources or give a shit at the higher levels. My hat is off to all who do the unsavory and unappreciated!
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Question - is this show at all appropriate for a 14 year old?

My daughter is in middle school but is taking an online course through Duke in Forensics (she chose it out of interest). Ironically, earlier this week she had to write a short essay on this exact case - whether she thought the findings were 'forensically sound.' She was one of the few in her class that caught some discrepencies in how the Mexican police handled evidence.

Then I get on Netflix and see this. I'd love to see more information and it may be good for her. But, I also don't want my daughter to get TOO much education, if you catch my drift.
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Old 8 August 2020, 00:23
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Watched it today. Recommend you watch it first and make your own judgement about viewing for your children.

I remember when this happened. Surprised about the extensions to other things.

RIP Agent Camarena.
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Old 8 August 2020, 08:41
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Binge watched it as a result of this thread.

Good documentary. They certainly interviewed the right people. I'm surprised that the three Mexican cops are still alive...more so after doing the documentary.

You'll know the premise within just a few minutes of Episode 1. Some of the background context is alluded to in the Narcos Mexico series.

What's harder to believe for me is that this all took place 35 years ago.
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Old 9 August 2020, 21:05
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Just finished the episodes. Very unfortunate what happened to KIKI.
Disturbing who was involved in all the drug trafficking and kidnapping
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Finished the series and was really impressed with it.

How do they get to name the CIA agent claimed to be at the torture and imply that it was sanctioned?
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Old 14 August 2020, 19:13
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I was on another forum and a retired DEA agent was adamant the whole show was BS, as he was in San Diego as an agent when all this was going down. No matter what everyone trued, we couldnt extract proof from him.
I for one, believe the possibility our government had a hand in it.. I hate that, but after seeing whats happened in the past few years to Trump, its very believable a lowly DEA agent who uncovered something major, would be taken down.

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Camarena worked the Fresno office for awhile. He has a lot of friends in this area.
The “facts” laid out in the docudrama are said to be “very” close to actual events.
Involvement by “other government agencies” was known early on by DEA and those in the business.
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A sick story that's been buried too long. RIP Kiki
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Watched the series and found it disturbingly plausible. The DEA lead came across as credible/sincere as did the AUSA Medrano. 2 of the Messican cops were very believable and know the costs of speaking out as HSLD pointed out. The 3rd guy (Godnoy?) was few cervezas short of a fiesta though. Also believable was the DEA lead being pressured to drop the case and then threatened.

I assume the tapes exist and somebody could at least ID the regional accent. I would also think that a voice comparison would be possible given today's technology.
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Watched the series and found it disturbingly plausible. The DEA lead came across as credible/sincere as did the AUSA Medrano. 2 of the Messican cops were very believable and know the costs of speaking out as HSLD pointed out. The 3rd guy (Godnoy?) was few cervezas short of a fiesta though. Also believable was the DEA lead being pressured to drop the case and then threatened.

I assume the tapes exist and somebody could at least ID the regional accent. I would also think that a voice comparison would be possible given today's technology.
Having worked in the .gov, I find it COMPLETELY plausible. I too found the AUSA creditable, in addition to the DEA lead. The only question was if he was to invested and was looking for the answer he wanted, but that was admittedly a small concern.
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