Jesus Malverde (The Narco Saint)

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Known to law enforcement officials as the “Narco Saint” is considered by many to be the patron saints of drug dealers, Firearms, Tobacco. Smugglers bringing drugs across the border from Mexico pray to him to deliver them safely across and carry icons and images of the saint with them.

But Malverde is more than just a “Narco Saint.” He is revered by many across Mexico and the United States as a protector and defender of the poor. To them Jesus Malverde is the “Generous One,” or “The Angel of the Poor

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Biographical details of Jesus Malverde are sketchy at best. There is not even evidence to show that such a man ever really existed. However his story, in its various forms, has gone to inspire thousands upon thousands of Mexicans.

31_wd_risky_4The story goes that Jesus Malverde was born sometime around 1870. He lived during the reign of Mexico’s longest running dictator: Porfirio Diaz. During this period, known to history as the Porfiriato, was marked by the influx of foreignors in Mexico, a time of progress for the richest Mexicans but a time of poverty and despair for the lowest classes.

Some people say that Jesus Malverde was a railway worker, or a construction worker, or even a tailor. Whatever his profession, at some point during his career he turned to crime.

The legend is that Jesus Malverde was one of these, a bandit who rode the hills near Culiacan. They say Malverde robbed from the rich and gave to the poor. A Mexican Robin Hood. It must have been true, for they say the government hung him and left him to rot in a tree. That was on May 3, 1909. Every year on that day there’s a great party at Malverde’s shrine.

There are two movies and one play exist dealing with Malverde’s life. But historians have found no evidence he ever existed; a likelier prospect is that Malverde’s an amalgam of two bandits — Heraclio Bernal from Southern Sinaloa and Felipe Bachomo, from the north part of the state. “If he lived, faith in him is a remarkable thing,” says Sergio Lopez, a dramatist from Culiacan, who has also researched and written about Malverde. “If he never lived, it’s even more remarkable because people have created this thing to achieve the justice that is denied them.”

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4 Responses to “Jesus Malverde (The Narco Saint)”

  1. Distribuidor Says:

    Pues cada quien le tiene fe asu santo no se ignifica que sea mejor pero nada mas hay que pensar en ablar derecho para no caer no me gusta la sombra y lo inteligente no te lo da ningun santo

  2. karla Says:

    no ps my malberde kerido espero y me protejas ami y ami raza pa lo k benga ee espero resultados de ty y ps algun muchachon k le gusten la muchachas como de 14 y ps k asepte k es narca aki estoy jaja so me proteje ami y mi raza de narcos

  3. Malandro 218 Says:

    Salve Señor Malverde!

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