Earlier this month Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the vicious narco who heads the Sinaloa cartel, escaped from prison, and apparently he's enjoying mass support among the Mexican people.
Guzman's escape "has enhanced his status as an outlaw folk hero" as reported by The New York Times: "for many Mexicans, he is an unusual combination of Robin Hood and billionaire, a source of mirth, grudging respect and even outright reverence because of his repeated ability to outfox the country's deeply unpopular government."
In the narco's home state of Sinaloa "residents tend to back Guzman, whose business interests permeate the Sinaloa economy, from vegetable markets to real estate to auto sales" as reported by The Washington Post.
Even in Chicago, IL -- dubbed "Mexico of the Midwest" by its immigrant residents and where the Sinaloa cartel has established an operational base -- many bemoaned El Chapo's arrest last year as reported by Crain's Chicago Business: "for them, he's a hero because it's his merchandise they're distributing."
If the above reports are accurate, then ordinary Mexicans rallying around Joaquin Guzman is like "the good Germans" who supported Adolf Hitler: it's cultural degeneracy backing God-forsaken evil.
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