Mexican Film Industry Reacts to Sean Penn-El Chapo Interview

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Did anything happen in Mexico over the last few days except for the recapture of “El Chapo” and Sean Penn’s interview? If so, it was hardly getting much play late Sunday/early Monday from the Spanish speaking media.

Mexican newspaper El Universal lead with a special – “Kate, Sean, El Chapo Links – Documented” plus six Penn-hostile columns; Spain’s El Pais America edition dedicated all its top eight online stories to the El Chapo –detention, and interview.

Meanwhile, however, Mexico’s film industry, like Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and Gael Garcia Bernal before it at the Golden Globes, preferred to take a step back, get their head round the Chapo-Penn meeting and set it in a broader context.

“The fact that two actors had the chance to meet with El Chapo -the most wanted man in the world- only shows the incapacity of Mexican government to do what it is supposed to do…. READ MORE

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