Four men are recruited by Kika Ferragut, head of the powerful Chilean drug cartel, for a job that will change their lives: transporting tons of cocaine from Bolivia to the Chilean port of Iquique, in exchange for a million dollars.

Profugos - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: Spanish

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2011-09-04

Profugos - Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán - Netflix

Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera (Spanish pronunciation: [xoaˈkin artʃiˈβaldo ɣuzˈman loˈeɾa]; born on 25 December 1954 or 4 April 1957) is a Mexican drug lord who headed the Sinaloa Cartel, a criminal organization named after the Mexican Pacific coast state of Sinaloa where it was formed. Known as “El Chapo” (“Shorty”, pronounced [el ˈtʃapo]) for his 168 cm (5 ft 6 in) stature), he became Mexico's top drug kingpin in 2003 after the arrest of his rival Osiel Cárdenas Guillén of the Gulf Cartel, and was considered the “most powerful drug trafficker in the world” by the United States Department of the Treasury. Each year from 2009 to 2011, Forbes magazine ranked Guzmán as one of the most powerful people in the world, ranking him 41st, 60th, and 55th, respectively. He was thus the second most powerful man in Mexico, after Carlos Slim. The magazine also calls him the “biggest drug lord of all time.” The U.S. federal government considers Joaquin Guzmán “The most ruthless, dangerous, and feared man on the planet” and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) estimated he matched the influence and reach of Pablo Escobar, and considered him “the godfather of the drug world”. In 2013, the Chicago Crime Commission named Guzmán “Public Enemy Number One” for the influence of his criminal network in Chicago, though there is no evidence that Guzmán has ever been in that city. The last person to receive such notoriety was Al Capone in 1930. Guzmán's Sinaloa Cartel transports multi-ton cocaine shipments from Colombia through Mexico to the United States, the world's top consumer, and has distribution cells throughout the U.S. The organization has also been involved in the production, smuggling and distribution of Mexican methamphetamine, marijuana, ecstasy (MDMA) and heroin across both North America and Europe. By the time of his 2014 arrest, Guzmán had exported more drugs to the United States than anyone else: more than 500 tons (500,000 kg) of cocaine in the U.S. alone. Guzmán was first captured in 1993 in Guatemala, extradited and sentenced to 20 years in prison in Mexico for murder and drug trafficking. After bribing prison guards, he was able to escape from a federal maximum-security prison in 2001. He was wanted by the governments of Mexico, United States, and by INTERPOL. The U.S. offered a US$5 million reward for information leading to his capture, and the Mexican government offered a reward of 60 million pesos (approximately US$3.8 million). He was arrested a second time by Mexican authorities in Mexico on 22 February 2014. He was found inside a fourth-floor condominium in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, and was captured without any gunshots fired. Guzmán escaped from prison again on 11 July 2015 by exiting through a 1.5 km (0.93 mi) tunnel that led to a construction site. He was recaptured by Mexican marines and Federal Police following a shootout on 8 January 2016. On 19 January 2017, Guzmán was extradited via aircraft to the United States to face criminal charges there related to his leadership of the Sinaloa cartel.

Profugos - Literature - Netflix

Martin Corona, the chief assassin for a rival cartel of Sinaloa's who mistakenly killed a priest when aiming at El Chapo, published a tell-all memoir titled Confessions of a Cartel Hit Man in 2017.

Profugos - References - Netflix