Remember Halloween costumes like the Lone Ranger and Tonto and Elvis, or pirates and skeletons, and the ghostly white sheet with two holes for eyes, or black cats and ballerinas and fairy’s? Today one’s imagination and money are all that limit costumes. In searching trends for kids, eBay listed for the month of September the ten top sellers as: Mario and Luigi, Star Wars, Batman, Frozen, Witch, Minion, Spider-Man, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Minnie and Mickey Mouse, and Power Rangers. Mostly innoxious enough heroes.
Not so harmless, to me, are masks being sold in Mexico and the United States that “resembles the man who for years trafficked cocaine to the United States, shipped methamphetamines to Canada and distributed ecstasy to as far off as Europe.” The “world’s most powerful drug trafficker” according to the U.S. Treasury. The drug lord: Joaquín Guzmán, known as “El Chapo.”
Not trending by any definition of the word here in America, 1,100 or so of the costumes sold, but in Mexico they are “hot.” Personally, I would rather not see such evil become a legend in his own time. The world’s most notorious drug lord has become Mexico’s hit Halloween costume
Rant over – I really wanted more to post the two videos below. A documentary “about the hazy territory between questions and answers in the bloody drug wars in Mexico that bleed into Arizona.”
It’s interesting. The film has been out for several months now. If you look at the list of theaters where it has shown you might notice that it doesn’t seem to have been picked up for any of the mainstream theaters across the country. It’s almost like one of those videos you see where there is a disclaimer – “What The U.S. government does not want you to see!”