Recently we’ve seen a growing interest and admiration for the “Drug Dealer/Narco” lifestyle in Mexico, exemplified by flashy architecture and gold and diamond accessories. The music industry has also been impacted with the overwhelming popularity of the narcocorridos, which are Northern Mexican-style songs that describe some of the heroic adventures of the most famous Mexican drug lords. Similar themes and stories are appearing in the television and film industries, which have created narco options to fulfill the morbid demands of the public.
Mexicans are so interested in the narco lifestyle that a Narco Museum has been opened to exhibit some of the most exotic accessories, clothes, and all kind of objects taken from the families involved in trafficking. The museum features gold glasses, diamond incrusted guns and Malverde (the saint that protects all drug dealers) statues, among others. This trends sadly reflects a sociocultural reality that we are living in a country where younger generations have no clear leaders to look up to, creating a gap that is filled by the characters that apparently have the power, money, women, and guns to make things happen.