Latin American Program in the News: "Mexican Drug Kingpin El Chapo Guzmán To Be Protagonist In New TV Narco-Thriller"

by Dolia Estevez, Forbes

Jan 30, 2014

In this article discussing Univision affiliate UniMás's purchase of the TV rights to create a serial about the life of Sinaloa Cartel kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, Latin American Program Associate Director Eric L. Olson talks about the possibility that the series will glamorize Guzmán and continue a trend of "narco-novelas."

"The series is likely to further the perception of El Chapo as a popular folk hero glorified by the media. “There is always the risk of greater mystification and glorification but it could also demystify if done well,” Eric Olson, an expert on the Mexican cartels at the Woodrow Wilson Center, told me."

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