NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Univision announced today the upcoming U.S. premiere of “Infiltrados” (Infiltrated), a documentary produced by Documentales Univision, Univision News’ new documentary unit. “Infiltrados” takes an in-depth look at the FARC - one of the world's deadliest terrorist organizations, which is accountable for 60 percent of the cocaine that comes into the United States. The documentary debuting on the Univision Network on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 9:57pm ET/PT (8:57pm CT) will broadcast with English and Spanish subtitles via closed captions.
“The launch of our new unit, Documentales Univision, reaffirms our commitment to the world-class offerings we have in store for our dedicated and growing community,’” said Isaac Lee, president of News, Univision Communications. “The riveting story presented in ‘Infiltrados’ is a testament to how deep we dig and far we go to tell critical, and sometimes dangerous, stories.”
“It is an honor to be part of an award-winning news team as it expands its coverage to include long-form documentaries,” said Juan Rendon, director of Documentales Univision, Univision News.” “‘Infiltrados’ tells an important story about what it takes to successfully penetrate a terrorist organization and eliminate its leaders. As the world struggles to battle both drugs and terrorism, the documentary showcases the successes of Colombia’s police and the brave men and women who went undercover, joined the ranks of the FARC, and put their lives on the line for the sake of their nation.”
Written and directed by Rendon, “Infiltrados” examines the Colombian national police and the involvement of its intelligence division DIPOL (Dirección de Inteligencia de la Policía Nacional) in the recent lethal strikes against the FARC (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia). With first-time accounts from the spies who joined the ranks of the FARC, “Infiltrados” is an exhilarating account of how Colombia has headed off the violence and terrorism that has plagued the nation for over 45 years. The film is narrated by award-winning Univision News co-anchors Maria Elena Salinas (in English) and Jorge Ramos (in Spanish), with contributions from Univision’s award-winning foreign correspondent Karl Penhaul.
For the latest news about Latin America, interviews regarding the FARC as well as upcoming photos about “Infiltrados,” please visit UnivisionNoticias.com online or on your mobile phone. The online site will also feature video clips of the documentary after the premiere.
Univision’s award-winning News division is committed to informing the country’s fastest growing segment across all media platforms, including TV, Radio and Interactive. Hispanics count with the latest and most relevant content that impact the community through: Univision’s evening, late evening and weekend national newscasts, “Noticiero Univision”; political Sunday affairs program, “Al Punto”; newsmagazine programs “Aqui y Ahora” and “Primer Impacto”; as well as morning news on “Despierta America.” Univision also hosts statewide public affairs shows, “Voz y Voto,” in Texas, California and Puerto Rico. In the past six months, Univision has expanded its network and local news operations by adding Investigative and Documentary Units, as well as adding and expanding local newscasts in Atlanta, Dallas, Houston and Raleigh.
NOTE TO EDITOR: For additional information about “Infiltrados,” including images, and to watch a preview, please visit Univision.net/Infiltrados
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