Demanufacturing Consent: El Chapo and Bin Laden – PR, Propaganda, and the Politics of Violence

Traces of Reality
February 26, 2014


Danny Benavides“El Chapo and Bin Laden: PR, Propaganda, and the Politics of Violence” with Danny Benavides

On this edition of Demanufacturing Consent: Guillermo is joined by Danny Benavides, Contributing Editor of We discuss the capture of Sinaloa Cartel leader and “Public Enemy No. 1,” Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, and go over Danny’s latest article, “Mexico’s Bin Laden: The Capture of Chapo Guzman Provides Illusory Victory in the Narcowar.”

How was the “world’s most powerful” drug kingpin taken alive without firing a single shot? What does this actually mean for the Cartel de Sinaloa, the reality on the ground in Mexico, or the war on drugs as a whole? Is El Chapo really “Mexico’s Bin Laden”?

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