Nat Geo Mundo's Original Docu-Drama Arrepentidos is Back
Season 2 will feature all new episodes based on true stories
One bad decision can change your life forever. These are the true stories of people who took a wrong turn in life which led them to consequences that will mark their lives forever. Whether they were victims of deception, peer pressure, or financial hardship, these individuals ended up in prison for a crime they wish they hadn't committed or for being at the wrong place at the wrong time.
Published on LatinoLA: January 16, 2015
Arrepentidos returns with seven new original episodes premiering on Nat Geo Mundo on Sunday, January 18 at 10PM ET/PT. Arrepentidos will show the outcomes of a wrong decision in the lives of people caught in extreme situations including the story of a man who, for being in the wrong place at the wrong time, served a four-year sentence for a crime he did not commit.
This original Nat Geo Mundo docu-drama returns with all new episodes of stories based on the real lives of Latin Americans who learned the hard way that for every life decision, there are consequences. Having gone through tough times, being separated from their families, and suffering hardship and abuse in prison, they've now reformed themselves in hopes of a new and better life. Yet the marks of pain, drama, and imprisonment might never go away.
The premiering episodes include:
ASALTO A LA CARTA
PREMIERES SUNDAY, JAN. 18 AT 10 PM ET/PT
Harold Martinez is a Colombian journalist who in 1998 was kidnapped by the FARC rebels. Released after six months on condition of quitting journalism, he migrates to Spain, where he starts an unsuccessful business leaves Harold with huge debt. Desperate, he resorts to robbery to pay off his dues, but ends up with more than he bargained for--a jail sentence. After serving three and a half years, Harold is released and returns to Colombia, where with the love and support from his family, he tries to move on from this nightmare.
?üNGELES Y DRAGONES
PREMIERES SUNDAY, JAN. 25 AT 10 PM ET/PT
Angel Postigo is a martial arts master that one day make the decision to pick up a prostitute--a decision he comes to regret. The attractive woman he picks up on the street takes him to a nearby hotel where she and her accomplices assault Angel, who is able to use martial arts training to defend himself, but in the process one of the assailants kills their leader. The gang members testify that it was Angel who shot her, and he is convicted for homicide and sentenced to 20 years in prison. Angel struggles to survive while trying to prove his innocence. Will he make his case?
EL DELITO EN EL CUERPO
PREMIERES SUNDAY, FEB. 1 AT 10 PM ET/PT
As a single mother of four, Lidia Rios can't find a good job to provide for her children. At a bar, she meets a man who falls in love with her and brings her to his boarding house. There she makes many Dominican friends. One night she finds herself sharing with them how much she's struggling financially, so they make her an offer that requires her to smuggle cocaine into Spain. She accepts the offer and before she is able to complete her first transaction, she gets caught and sentenced to four and a half years in prison where she finds a new passion.
LUCHA SIN TREGUA
PREMIERES SUNDAY, FEB. 8 AT 10 PM ET/PT
One night, 17-year-old Israel Rodriguez goes to a party where drugs and alcohol run wild, and he finds himself getting in a fight. Intoxicated, he passes out and wakes up to discover his opponent strangled to death and his friends detained. Unable to remember what happened, an attorney convinces him to enter a plea bargain. Israel is sentenced to 25 years in prison, a place where violence and hate seem to be the only way to make it through another day until he learns a new way to get through the day-to-day of life in prison.
PREMIERES SUNDAY, FEB. 22 AT 10 PM ET/PT
It's 2001 and Argentina is going through a financial crisis. Unemployed, 28-year-old Barbara "Barbie" Gonzalez has just had a baby girl. Leaving her daughter in her mother's care, she sets off for Spain, where she has an uncle living in Ibiza and is able to find work as a waitress. She often travels back and forth between Ibiza and Buenos Aires to see her child. During one trip, a friend in Ibiza asks Barbie to bring back from Argentina a "birthday gift" package for him. As she's about to board her flight, Barbie realizes that the gift is actually cocaine, and makes the risky decision to carry it on anyway. At the security checkpoint, the drugs are discovered and her trip rerouted--destination: prison.
LA RUTA BLANCA
PREMIERES SUNDAY, MAR. 1 AT 10 PM ET/PT
Dario Gaytan is an international truck driver who travels across South America leading a happy, financially-stable life. One day at a truck stop diner, a stranger approaches him to ask if he'd smuggle cocaine from Bolivia to Buenos Aires. He initially refuses, but before too long, he finds himself in need of money as a result of newfound financial complications. As a result, he decides to take up the offer and has no problems until someone snitches on him. In prison, he has to win one fight after another to earn respect among the other inmates. In the meantime, he loses all the people he loves including his family and friends.
M?üS ALL?ü DE LA FRONTERA
PREMIERES SUNDAY, MAR. 8 AT 10 PM ET/PT
Struggling to have a place to call home, Juan Gastelum and his wife are finally able to rent an apartment and start getting furniture and appliances. When both of them lose their sources of income, they're forced to sell their belongings and live in a friend's attic. It's then that a friend tells Juan of a man that's looking for someone to smuggle people from Mexico into the U.S. using false visas in exchange for good money. Juan takes up the offer and after several successful trips, his lucks runs out. He is deported and sentenced to 15 years in the infamously dangerous Tijuana penitentiary.
Join us this January as we follow the true stories of these victims of bad decisions and poor timing that lead to despair: Arrepentidos, a new original series premiering Sunday, January 18 at 10PM ET/PT