|. on Sep 02, 2016 @ 07:49 am|
I didn't notice, I will defiantly have to bring it to my sons attention, if he hasn't already discovered it himself.
|Netflix true crime series Narcos spurs huge demand for Colombian women. on Jan 03, 2017 @ 08:09 am|
Produced by Netflix, the show "Narcos" takes on the infamous Medellin
drug cartel which follows the rise and fall of Colombian kingpin Pablo
Escobar and the Drug Enforcement Agency agents hunting him. The story is
told largely from the points of view of Escobar (Brazilian actor Wagner
Moura) and U.S. DEA Agent Steve Murphy (Boyd Holbrook), on opposite
sides of what would become an all-out war.
Many critics of true crime dramas have always complained they are
promoting crime and violence by glorification, an unintended consequence
of American entertainment industries. These shows can have other
interesting Netflix true crime series Narcos spurs huge demand for Colombian women.
Pconsequences. The Foreign Bride industry has seen a huge
spike in demand for Colombian women. This can be viewed as positive or
negative, depending on social perspective.
Foreign Brides, sometimes referred to as "mail order brides", a term the
industry completely rejects, have become a billion dollar a year
business. According to industry leaders, Colombia represented only
about 3% of the market three years ago. Since the popularity of Narcos,
many companies have seen near tenfold increases in men seeking
A Foreign Affair (AFA), a company that helps men find women through
international tours, says tours to Colombia are now selling out. AFA
arranges group tours where 10 to 20 men travel together to Medellin,
Cartagena or Barranquilla. During the tour, they attend arranged Social
events where the men meet hundreds of beautiful Colombian women looking
for marriage. Women can also place their profiles on the AFA web site,
in the hopes of finding a husband.
Kenneth Agee, the marketing director for AFA says, "Because of the show
we are doubling our tours to Medellin for next year. Narcos has brought a
lot of attention to the intense beauty of Colombian women. Although
the show is often very violent, the women of Colombia come across as
very family oriented and loyal. These values seem harder and harder to
find in this world. I would have to agree, because of the interest in
Narcos, we even added an excursion to where Pablo's self-built prison
was located, in the hills overlooking Medellin.
The crowning of 2015 Miss Universe Paulina Vega put Barranquilla,
Colombia on the map. Barranquilla now has recognition for being home to
some of the most beautiful and talented women in the world. Not only is
Miss Universe from here, Grammy Award winning pop singer Shakira, and
actress Sofia Vergara also call Barranquilla home. Vergara stars on the
ABC series Modern Family as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett. She's been
nominated for 4 Golden Globe Awards, 4 Prime time Emmy Awards, and 7
Screen Actors Guild Awards, all stemming from this role. In 2014, she
was ranked as the 32nd Most Powerful Woman in the world by Forbes.
David from Mesa AZ says he met more qualified women in one week
than he has during the last 10 years. In 2010, Lisa Ling and the Oprah
Winfrey Network (OWN) filmed a one hour show on the AFA tour called
"Online Brides - Our America with Lisa Ling." Even Lisa Ling was
surprised by the beauty and sincerity of the women from Barranquilla.
Janet Davis, head of a women's rights group says "AFA is just taking
advantage of women from these third world countries. This is no
different than Pablo trafficking in narcotics, but these companies
traffic women." Proponents refer to a Report (INTERNATIONAL MATCHMAKING
ORGANIZATIONS: A REPORT TO CONGRESS) that these marriages have much
lower divorce rates and abuse rates compared to traditional domestic
marriages. This data makes international dating similar to a woman in
the US joining eHarmony to look for a husband.
23-year-old Viviana, from Cartagena, says "I come to these events
because I know the men attending are serious about marriage, they are
faithful and are good to family. For Colombian women, it is the most
important thing, good husband and good family.
Kenneth says, "It has not been all rosy. Narcos has brought us some
problems. In Cartagena, we have several Penthouses we rent out. One was
originally owned by "Don Diego" head of the Norte Del Velle Drug
Cartel, the other by Pablo's people. Over the past year, the properties
have been tracked down by individuals thinking they will find large
qualities of cash hidden, thus we sometimes find holes all over the
walls after a tenant leaves.
For Narcos fans, those who love the gangster genre, or just those who
just like seeing beautiful Latin women, there's good news; Netflix's has
confirmed Season 3 and 4.
|Wow on Jan 07, 2017 @ 02:20 pm|
Um thanks for the info not sure about how it affects these adorable pups but I also watched narco very good