‘Chapomania’ El Chapo becomes an action figure


In the chapel of Malverde, they also sell the “narcolotería” and other narco paraphernelia of “La Barbie”, “El Mencho” and Los Carrillo

Culiacán, Sin. – The sentence that Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán received in a United States Court revived the furor once again for one of the leaders of the Sinaloa cartel.

From the photos and the amulets, now the sale has taken another turn with the action figure of Guzmán Loera.

In the chapel of Jesús Malverde, “El Santo de los Narcos” and protector of the poor, are sold from scapulars, hats, shirts, to Guzman Loera figures to put in the living room of your house, even the vendors say that there are they buy them to put them on an altar and light their candles.

The figure that is sold in 800 pesos is about 30 centimeters high, it is made of ground bones mixed with resin. “El Chapo” is standing on a base where he reads # 701, has blue denim pants, pink shirt, cap, bulletproof vest with four grenades, Matra radio on the waist and a long gun in his hands.

Jesus Gonzalez, in charge of the chapel, said that in the last few days they have increased the visits of people who are going to pay some money and those who are going to ask for “El Chapo”. Under the candles they leave small pieces of paper with the initials of Guzmán.

“A lot, a lot of people have come all day, people are coming, even a lot of people in white pieces of paper put the name or the initials and they put it under the candle and they ask for it and for it (Chapo). Because many people come from abroad to pay them orders, favors that he fulfilled, but the people who come to ask him to take care of him there in the United States are people from around here, from Culiacán, from Badiraguato, from the ranchos “, He said.

They also sell the “narcolotería” in 750 pesos. The cards of this traditional game bring the faces characters like “La Barbie”, “El Mencho”, “El Chapo” Isidro, Los Arrellano Felix, Vicente Zambada “El Vicentillo”, Los Carrillo, “El Serafín”, El Azul “and “El Chapo” Guzmán and his children. In the center, San Judas Tadeo and Malverde.

The leather scapulars with Guzman’s photography sell them in 50 pesos, the shirts in 300 and the black caps with the initials JGL or the Sinaloa Cartel in gold letters in 100 pesos.

A seller displays El Chapo T-shirts for sale in the Tepito neighborhood of Mexico City on Jan. 25, 2016.

Get ready for El Chapo-brand luggage, jewelry, toys and more

Mexican authorities will be looking into how the daughter of captured drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was able to trademark his nickname.

Local media reported last week that one of the Sinaloa cartel leader’s daughters, Alejandra Gisselle Guzman, had successfully registered the term “El Chapo” with the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property. 

It approved the trademark through to 2020, authorizing the kingpin’s family to use it for four different lines of products, including jewelry, watches, real and fake leather products, luggage, toys, sportswear and even Christmas tree lights.

Curiously, the agency turned down 20 other requests from family members of El Chapo to register a long list of trademarks, all variations on the nickname of their notorious relative, including El Chapo Guzman, Joaquin El Chapo Guzman, El Chapito Guzman and — one intended for a tequila brand — Don Chapo Guzman.

It did so, according to Mexican newspaper Milenio, because the trademarks would have been “contrary to morals and good customs” and would have violated article four of Mexico’s Law of Industrial Property, which prohibits intellectual property rights of the “alias or nickname of anyone who is wanted by the office of the attorney general for the commissioning of various crimes.” 

“Chapo” is slang in Mexican Spanish for “shorty.” Guzman, who was arrested for the third time this month and now faces extradition to the United States, is 5-foot-6. He had been on the run since breaking out of jail spectacularly last July.

El Chapo’s daughter keeps a low profile and little is known about her, other than that she is 32 and once spent three months in a US jail for attempting to enter the country with false documents.

How lucrative the trademark of her father’s name actually turns out to be is a moot point. Mexico is home to a booming market in counterfeit goods, usually at rock bottom prices. There has already been a wave of El Chapo memorabilia in his home country following the druglord’s arrest.


SOURCE: Direct Line, Global Post, Milenio

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