i thought the US version of LoM was set in New York...
I'm going by what's available about the show at Wikipedia. It's possible the information there is wrong (but for this kind of show, I'd prefer an LA setting to a New York one).
there's a Spanish version being made as well...
Ah, now the late seventies were a very interesting period in Spanish history. I think this demonstrates the strength of the premise, in that you can potentially make shows tackling very different issues based off the same basic plot.
Fictitiously yours, Trent Roman