Narcos: Mexico explores the origin of the modern war on drugs, beginning at the time when Mexican traffickers were a loose and disorganized confederation of small-time independent cannabis growers and dealers.
The series dramatizes the rise of the Guadalajara Cartel in the 1980s as Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo unifies the traffickers in order to build an empire. DEA agent Enrique Camarena Salazar moves his wife and young son from California to Guadalajara to take on a new post, and he quickly learns that his assignment will be more challenging than he ever could have imagined.
- "The Plaza System"
- "El Padrino"
- "Rafa, Rafa, Rafa!"
- "The Colombian Connection"
- "La Última Frontera"
- "Jefe de Jefes"
- "Just Say No"
- "881 Lope de Vega"
- "Salva El Tigre"
- "Alea Iacta Est"
- "Ruben Zuno Arce"
- "The Big Dig"
- "El Dedazo"
- "Truth and Reconciliation"
- "Se Cayó El Sistema"
- "Growth, Prosperity, and Liberation"
- "Free Trade"
- Michael Peña - Enrique Camarena
- Diego Luna - Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo
- Scoot McNairy - Walt Breslin
- José María Yazpik- Amado Carrillo Fuentes
- Alejandro Edda - Joaquín Guzmán Loera
- Aaron Staton - Butch Sears
- Alfonso Dosal - Benjamín Arellano Félix
- Alyssa Diaz - Geneva Camarena
- Clark Freeman - Edward Heath
- Ernesto Alterio - Salvador Osuna Nava
- Fermin Martinez - Juan José Esparragoza Moreno
- Fernanda Urrejola - Maria Elvira
- Gerardo Taracena - Pablo Acosta
- Gorka Lasaosa - Héctor Palma Salazar
- Guillermo Villegas - Sammy Alvarez
- Horacio Garcia Rojas - Tomas Morlet
- Jackie Earle Haley - Jim Ferguson
- Joaquín Cosío - Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo
- Lenny Jacobson - Roger Knapp
- Manuel Masalva - Ramón Arellano Félix
- Matt Letscher - James Kuykendall
- Tenoch Huerta Mejía - Rafael Caro Quintero
- Teresa Ruiz - Isabella Bautista
- Tessa Ia - Sofia Conesa
- Yul Vazquez - John Gavin
- Mayra Hermosillo - Enedina Arellano Félix
- Sosie Bacon - Mimi Webb Miller
- Andrés Londoño - Enrique Clavel
- Alex Knight - Kenny Moss
- Miguel Rodarte - Danilo Garza
- Jesse Garcia - Sal Orozco
- Matt Biedel - Daryl Petski
- Jesus Ochoa - Juan Nepomuceno Guerra
- Flavio Medina - Juan García Abrego
- Alberto Zeni - Amat Palacios
- Jero Medina - Ossie Mejía
- Jose Julian - Francisco Javier Arellano Félix
- Noé Hernandez - Rafael Aguilar Guajardo
- Nat Faxon - Ted Kaye
Murder of Carlos MuñozEdit
Since the murder took place in a remote location, there were a lack of witnesses. Authorities are believing in the possibility of drug cartel involvement, but it has not bee confirmed as of 2020.
The show creators took a wide variety of creative liberties to streamline the show to a cohesive narrative. As a result, certain events were exaggerated and some events were anachronistic.
The wiki maintains a page detailing the Historical Inaccuracies in the show.