jesus-malverde

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Lots of very clever folks out there have observed all kinds of BrBa references in the Barely Legal Pawn parody: In the intro, we see a Jesus Malverde statue, the pink teddy bear and Hector’s bell. Later we see the Malverde statue again, along with a Los Pollos Hermanos sticker and a Vamonos Pest sign on the wall.  

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Jesús Malverde, sometimes known as the “generous bandit”, “angel of the poor”, or the “narco-saint”, is a folklore hero in the Mexican state of Sinaloa. He is celebrated as a folk saint by some in Mexico and the United States, particularly among those involved in drug trafficking. He is not recognized as a saint by the Roman Catholic Church.

The existence of Malverde a.k.a. ‘El Rey de Sinaloa’ is not historically verified, but according to local legends he was a bandit killed by the authorities on May 3, 1909. Accounts of his life vary – sometimes he was a railway worker, while others claim he was a construction worker. There is also no agreement on the way he died, being hanged or shot. [***] / [***]

[μερσί beingwrongagain: Mexican drug traffickers’ shrine to Jesus Malverde]

Jesus Malverde is a Robin Hood figure known as the “generous bandit” and “angel of the poor” because he stole from the rich and gave to the poor. He is an unofficial saint who isn’t recognized by the Catholic church. People pray to him for many things- good health, money, family problems and finding a job- but he is best known as the patron saint of drug dealers, especially those from Sinaloa.