Navegante in Narcos Season 3 is based on a real-life character who was a hitman in the Cali Cartel. In the Netflix series, he is portrayed as a cold-blooded killer, who is willing to do the immoral activities that Jorge Salcedo will not.
Navegante is based on a real person, whose real name was Cesar Yusti.
Narcos Season 3 spoilers ahead.
In the series, he was shot by Jorge Salcedo to help save Pallomari, whose location has been discovered by the Cali Cartel. Matias Varela, who portrays Jorge Salcedo, told Vulture magazine that he believes the real Salcedo killed Navegante (Cesar Yusti). However, the real Salcedo denied killing him and suggested that the DEA killed Yusti.
Salcedo claims that he was hiding in an apartment with his family in a secured location, according to an interview with Entertainment Weekly.
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