A Strange Enemy

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  • 2018
  • 1 Season
  • 8.0  (570)

Fernando Barrientos, Head of the National Security Directorate, Mexico's Secret Police, is trying to reach the highest position in the country. On his way, he'll have to manipulate, betray, and kill, and he's well prepared for it. However, his path will be full of obstacles. Nobody, not even his family, will be immune to the chaos left in his quest for total power.

A Strange Enemy is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (8 episodes). The series first aired on October 2, 2018.

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Galeana Operation
8. Galeana Operation
October 26, 2018
The negotiations between the students and the government are moving forward. Meanwhile, Corona del Rosal, along with the army, planned an operation for the arrest of the leaders of the National Strike Council. This will occur during a rally to be held in the Plaza de Tlatelolco, on October 2nd. The army is supposed to contain the area, while the Olimpia Battalion will arrest the leaders. According to their plan, not a single drop of blood should be shed. But what they don't know is that Barrientos has snipers placed around the plaza. This will set off a brutal and unforgettable crossfire. And the impact of that violence will finally get what Diaz Ordaz had been seeking for months: the real end of the student movement. This allows Luis Echeverr
Final Solution
7. Final Solution
October 19, 2018
President Diaz Ordaz orders the army to take over the UNAM. Dean Barros Sierra, feeling threatened, sends a letter of resignation to the university's governing body. Martinez Manatou asks the president to open a new line of communication with the students by pointing out the enormous political weight that the resignation of Barros Sierra could have on the presidency. Barrientos and Echeverria are open to dialogue, as they want the student body to feel less threatened by the government, thus lowering their guard. Once the presidency opens dialogue with the students, Barrientos, with the help of the CIA, wants to initiate a plan of violence and riots to corner the President and force him to order a definitive solution to the student problem.
6. Silence
October 12, 2018
Corona del Rosal convinces the President to put an end to the National Strike Council by using moles during the so-called "March of Silence" that the student body is organizing. At the same time, Barrientos wants to create more chaos by exacerbating the violence and provoking what he hopes will be an explosive and lethal fight, to the detriment of Corona del Rosal's plans. But realizing the magnitude of the event, and how well organized the students were, Barrientos must stop and revaluate his plans, and figure out a different way to get to that final act of violence against the students.
State of Siege
5. State of Siege
October 5, 2018
Tensions between the government and the students reach a boiling point. President Diaz Ordaz asks Luis Echeverria to arrange a meeting with the students. But Emilio Mart?
4. Guns
October 2, 2018
Many sectors of the country support the already well-established student movement. But Barrientos needs the student movement to be an even more powerful enemy in the eyes of the paranoid president, Diaz Ordaz. The way to do it is by infiltrating guns among the students. Elsewhere, after considering the political climate and the real intentions of the CIA, the military leaders of the country reject the possibility of a coup. After a bloody incident among the students Alicia finally discovers who's the government infiltrator.
On the Street
3. On the Street
October 2, 2018
The student movement becomes stronger. They establish the National Strike Council (NSC). With the help of one of Barrientos; infiltrators, they organize and carry out the largest civil march ever seen in the country, with over one hundred and fifty thousand participants. This is a great cause of concern for the president, Diaz Ordaz, and his government, while at the same time putting them in the spotlight. Meanwhile, the CIA, which has a strong presence in Mexico, offers its support to Corona del Rosal in the presidential race. They have a proposition: For Corona del Rosal to carry out a coup and return the country to law and order.
2. Students
October 2, 2018
The student's voice becomes louder, but they are still disorganized and lack a long-term plan. Barrientos needs the group to become stronger, unified, and organized, so as to put more pressure on the President, who is currently concerned with the upcoming celebration of the Olympic Games. The students will finally become an organized force after the apparent death of one of their leaders. Barrientos, through his infiltrated agents, will assist them in becoming a more cohesive force. After an escalation in demonstrations, and subsequent government repressions, the movement will eventually be legitimized thanks to a march led by Javier Barros Sierra, dean of the UNAM, and a political enemy of the current president, Gustavo Diaz Ordaz.
1. Commander
October 2, 2018
July 1969. The National Security Directorate (DNS), headed by Major Fernando Barrientos, is in danger. The regent of Mexico City, Alfonso Corona del Rosal, wants to get rid of the Directorate and thereby weaken one of his main adversaries in the presidential succession: the Secretary of the Interior, Luis Echeverria. In an act of survival and political revenge, Barrientos intends to save his Directorate and support Echeverria, his direct boss, as the sole successor of Gustavo Diaz Ordaz. The main point of his strategy is tied to the incipient student movement that is trying to improve the lives of students and workers. Barrientos has taken the task of creating the perception that these young men are a real threat... and then repressing them violently, thus getting his boss to a better position in the eyes of the current President.
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  • Premiere Date
    October 2, 2018
  • IMDB Rating
    8.0  (570)