The series responds narrating the supposed beginning of the "war against drugs", when the Sinaloan traffickers Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo, Rafael Caro Quintero, and Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo, together with the political-business oligarchy of the country, organized a criminal "empire" during the 1980s that, among other things, ended by kidnapping, torturing and murdering the agent of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Enrique Kiki Camarena. But in the context of the political transition with the government of Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the cultural phenomenon that gives rise to Narcos: Mexico is symptomatic of the persistent hegemonic narrative about drug trafficking that has justified the militarization of our country with catastrophic results: more of 250 thousand murders and more than 30 thousand forced disappearances in the last 10 years.