The most powerful drug trafficker of his time, this is the Life and times of Amado Carrillo Fuentes, "El Señor de los Cielos" (Lord of the Skies), a man who became the head of the Juárez cartel. Set in the 1990s, he was nicknamed for his large fleet of airplanes he used to transport drugs. He was also known for washing more than $200 million through Colombia to finance his huge fleet.
Did You Know?
Mexican actor Rafael Amaya
(Aurelio Casillas) also plays the same character in the Netflix series Queen of the South
(2016) and the Telemundo series Lady of Steel
(2014) and El Chema
(2016), his character being based on real-life drug lord Amado Carrillo Fuentes who was known as "The Lord of the Skies" because of the fleet of planes he used to transport drugs. Fuentes died in a Mexican hospital in July 1997 after undergoing extensive plastic surgery in an attempt to alter his appearance. See more
Referenced in El Fantasma de mi Novia
El Quinto Corrido
Written by Marco Flores
Performed by Los Cardenales de Nuevo León See more