Photo: El Chapo on Univision
After what happened with Pablo Escobar, leader and founder of the Medellin cartel, linked by the authorities of that country to at least ten thousand homicides, people are concerned this new series will make El Chapo into a role model
Previously, the series “The Pattern of Evil”, broadcast by Telemundo. Popularized the character to such a degree that the son of the boss, Sebastián Marroquín, used the momentum to produce T-shirts with the figure of his father. In Medellin slums of children began collecting pictures of a thematic album about the gunman.
Univision, partner Televisa currently licensed to broadcast soap operas “Canal de las Estrellas”, announced this week that will play a series inspired by the life of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. Alberto Ciruana, President of Programming and Content of the chain, told Associated Press his reasoning: “Univision has traditional novels produced by Televisa that are very successful and very popular in the United States. For UNIMAS, want it to be an alternative channel in which they can find stories like this. ” In short, the intention is strictly commercial, to gain a competitive lead in the ratings. This is not a series that seeks to sensitize the viewer around the hell that has been caused by the drug cartels, or a cultural project aimed at understanding the current situation. The charge is that it is more telenovela than truth.
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