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Season 25, Episode 9 El Velador (The Night Watchman)

First Aired: September 27, 2012

"El Velador (The Night Watchman)," about a guard who oversees a cemetery in Culiacán, the capital of the Mexican state of Sinaloa. The region is the nexus of the country's illegal drug trade; the cemetery is the final resting place for many drug lords.

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  • Premiered: July 5, 1988
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