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[Contains sensitive content] Once a sleepy, well-to-do town on the border with Texas, how had Allende become a stronghold for the notoriously brutal Zetas cartel? Residents and lawmakers relive the town's terrifying takeover, enforced by the cartel's gunmen and local police-turned-henchmen. Former Zetas operatives reveal how they asserted power not just in Allende, but the entire region on the Mexico-US border.
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Terrifying true story told with dramatic voices

The drug cartel story unfolds like a slow burn...it's easy to forget that this is actually based on true events, since the voices are so theatrically convincing (esp Danny Trejo's--love that guy!) and create its own encapsulated world of terror. I felt for all characters (good and diabolical), I didn't want it to end, and I hope that the audio world develops more hybrid stories like this. Thank you to the creators--fantastic reporting and drama!

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Psycho killers on the offensive...

Psycho killers who played the offensive plot from the time they left the Military and with no stops in place, it snowballed into a Terrorizing \ Cartel outfit which was going to keep reeking havoc until it destroys itself, or until the enablers decide to do something about it... The DEA was doing what they usually do, it's not their fault that Mexico let these psycho killers take over the country.....

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Really sad

Really thoughtful! And also really sad story. It makes us wonder about humanity and how people lose that so easily.

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  • 05-21-19

Brilliant

A great story into the life on the Mexican border town and the tragedy that unfolded

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  • amberannie
  • 01-08-19

Sad and horrifying story

This podcast was able to shine a light on a horrifying incident that took place in Mexico. It brings to life the suffering of the law abiding citizens of Mexico have to endure a the hands of a murderous drug gang.

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  • Lae
  • 07-30-18

A compelling story

An interesting journey through the lives of the main protagonists of this terrible event. chapter 4 was the best. he gave a clear description of the events and the tragedy that followed.

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  • Tunde
  • 05-21-18

Wonderful story telling

Nice full and compassionate it was a wonderful story and full of life. It is nice they got actors to read the audio book version.