Crime Diaries: The Candidate

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Crime Diaries: The Candidate
  • Martín Altomaro
  • Norma Angélica
  • Enrique Arreola
Country of originMexico
Original language(s)Spanish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8
Original networkNetflix
First shown inWorldwide
Original releaseMarch 22, 2019 (2019-03-22)
External links
Official website

Crime Diaries: The Candidate (Spanish: Historia de un Crimen: Colosio) is a Spanish-language Mexican crime web television miniseries starring Martín Altomaro, Norma Angélica and Enrique Arreola. The plot is inspired by real-life events with real-life footage inter-cutting with the drama, and revolves around the assassination in Tijuana of presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio from Mexico's ruling PRI party in 1994. The series follows a pair of detectives and Luis's dying widow Diana Laura (Ilse Salas) investigate to unravel the truth.[1][2][3]

It was ordered direct-to-series, and premiered on Netflix on March 22, 2019.


  • Martín Altomaro as Raúl Salinas de Gortari
  • Norma Angélica as Maria Luisa Martínez
  • Enrique Arreola as Manuel Camacho Solis
  • Ari Brickman as Carlos Salinas de Gortari
  • Alejandro Cuétara as Mancillas
  • Hernan Del Riego as Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de León
  • Alberto Guerra as Comandante Federico Benítez
  • Jorge Antonio Guerrero as Mario Aburto
  • Daniel Haddad as Agente Solis
  • Orlando Moguel as Octavio
  • Lisa Owen as Madre Superiora
  • Ilse Salas as Diana Laura Riojas de Colosio
  • Gustavo Sánchez Parra as Comandante David Rubí Sánchez
  • Marco Treviño as Miguel Montes
  • Evaristo Valverde as Vicente Mayoral
  • Carolina Molva as Monja Joven
  • Everardo Arzate as Liebano Saénz


No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"The Candidate"Hiromi KamataAlejandro Gerber Bicecci, Itzel Lara & Rodrigo SantosMarch 22, 2019 (2019-03-22)
Encouraged by his wife, Mexican presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio resists political party pressure and writes a speech that sticks to his principles.
2"Who did it?"Hiromi KamataAlejandro Gerber BicecciMarch 22, 2019 (2019-03-22)
Three suspects are arrested in Tijuana for the murder of Luis Donaldo Colosio. Police Chief Benitez becomes even more suspicious when the investigation gets immediately taken out of his hands by orders from "above."
3"The Prosecutor"Hiromi KamataAndrés Burgos & Rodrigo SantosMarch 22, 2019 (2019-03-22)
At Colosio's funeral, Diana Laura sees suspects at every turn. Noticing Mario Aburto's resemblance to a new murder victim, Benitez formulates a new theory.
4"Lost Bullet"Hiromi KamataItzel LaraMarch 22, 2019 (2019-03-22)
A confession from her driver spurs Diana Laura to visit General Garces. Miguel Montes formulates his own theory about the murder. Benitez receives a key piece of evidence.
5"The Watch"Natalia BeristáinAlejandro Gerber BicecciMarch 22, 2019 (2019-03-22)
Montes interrogates the Tucanes. A new detail is spotted in the assassination video by Mario Aburto's brother. Salinas announces a political appointment that makes Diana Laura suspicious of the party.
6"I killed him"Natalia BeristáinItzel LaraMarch 22, 2019 (2019-03-22)
In light of new evidence gathered by Benitez which points to two shooters, Montes strengthens his theory of a lone gunman. Diana Laura confronts Montes and begs him for an impossible favor.
7"Welcome to Lomas Taurinas"Natalia BeristáinAlejandro Gerber BicecciMarch 22, 2019 (2019-03-22)
Another party member is killed. Diana Laura encounters complications on a secret trip to Tijuana to visit Aburto's family. Benitez is sent a warning.
8"Forgive and Forget"Natalia BeristáinItzel LaraMarch 22, 2019 (2019-03-22)
Montes receives a new piece of evidence that forces him to make a decision about the case. Rubi confronts Lopez Riestra. Diana Laura has parting words for Montes.


Crime Diaries: The Candidate was released on Netflix on March 22, 2019.


  1. ^ "Stream It Or Skip It: 'Crime Diaries: The Candidate' On Netflix, A Docudrama About The Assassination Of Luis Donaldo Colosio". Decider. Retrieved July 15, 2019.
  2. ^ "'Crime Diaries: The Candidate' Netflix Review". Ready Steady Cut. Retrieved July 15, 2019.
  3. ^ "Colosio, the tragedy that shocked Mexico". Mexicanist. Retrieved July 15, 2019.

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