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Drug kingpin El Chapo’s ‘untouchable’ son, 36, gives away CARS, locals in Mexico

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The son of jailed drug lord Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán treated residents in the family’s home state of Sinaloa with a car giveaway, concert and free food at a massive Christmas party.

Videos uploaded across several Mexican social media accounts showed a row of at least 10 cars and SUVs lined up at the event at an unidentified town in Mexico.

Ivan Archivaldo Guzmán’s gesture was similar to those of El Chapo’s former associate Pablo Escobar, the infamous drug kingpin who was also known for his generous giveaways. 

A video uploaded to an Instagram account unofficially attributed to Guzmán showed the moment a bevy of giddy children accepted gifts a week ago.

A Honda Civic was among 10 vehicles given away to residents of a town in Sinaloa, Mexico, as part of a Christmas holiday party put together El Chapo's old Sinaloa Cartel

A Honda Civic was among 10 vehicles given away to residents of a town in Sinaloa, Mexico, as part of a Christmas holiday party put together El Chapo’s old Sinaloa Cartel

Guests enjoyed a live band at a recent Christmas holiday party in western Mexico

Guests enjoyed a live band at a recent Christmas holiday party in western Mexico

The Sinaloa Cartel allegedly treated guests to an array of early Christmas gifts at a recent bash

The Sinaloa Cartel allegedly treated guests to an array of early Christmas gifts at a recent bash

Videos uploaded across several Mexican social media accounts showed some of the cars and SUVs that were gifted to lucky winners

Videos uploaded across several Mexican social media accounts showed some of the cars and SUVs that were gifted to lucky winners 

‘Thank you Don Ivan,’ the children shouted in unison as they gathered in front of a cellphone camera in an undisclosed location in Mexico.

The social media account also contained a slide show of supermarket plastic bags filled with goodies.  

One of those Instagram Story posts featured Jose Feliciano’s ‘Feliz Navidad’ song, one of the most downloaded Christmas songs in history.  

A Christmas tag attached to one of the bags partly read: ‘May this season be full of happiness … [may] the light provide you faith and love. Iván Archivaldo wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.’ 

The cartel’s goodwill gesture, which included a Honda Civic that retails for $18,000 in Mexico, fell during the same time Mexicans were celebrating Las Posadas, a centuries-old nine-day celebration that honors the coming of Christ.

People dress up as Mary and Joseph and some houses are decorated as inns. Residents participate in processions and also sing of religious hymns.

Iván Archivaldo Guzmán, 36, is one of six sons of El Chapo – the co-founder of the Sinaloa Cartel who was jailed for life on drugs charges in July after a trial in New York.

Ivan Archivaldo Guzmán used an alleged Instagram account to share photos and videos of gifts that were distributed across several towns in Sinaloa, a state in western Mexico

Ivan Archivaldo Guzmán used an alleged Instagram account to share photos and videos of gifts that were distributed across several towns in Sinaloa, a state in western Mexico

Boxes of gifts are stacked up at a recent holiday party allegedly hosted by the Sinaloa Cartel

Boxes of gifts are stacked up at a recent holiday party allegedly hosted by the Sinaloa Cartel 

Screen grab of an Instagram Story video uploaded by Ivan Archivaldo Guzmán showed several children thanking him for their early Christmas gifts

Screen grab of an Instagram Story video uploaded by Ivan Archivaldo Guzmán showed several children thanking him for their early Christmas gifts

Guzmán’s gifts were a close reflection of what Escobar did at this time of the year at the helm of the global dominant Medellin Cartel.

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He once ordered the construction of more than 200 homes for poor families living in the Medellin slum of Moravia, and also built more than 50 soccer pitches and made sure his henchmen delivers loads of gifts ahead of Christmas.

Escobar also made sure that the wishes of his children’s Christmas lists were met each year. Legend has it that Colombian drug lord once ordered a white horse to be outfitted as a unicorn after his daughter Daniela asked for one. 

A live band welcomed special invited guests to a holiday bash reportedly put together by El Chapo's old Sinaloa Cartel

A live band welcomed special invited guests to a holiday bash reportedly put together by El Chapo’s old Sinaloa Cartel 

A Christmas tag attached to one of the bags partly read: 'May this season be full of happiness ... [may] the light provide you faith and love. Iván Archivaldo wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.'

A Christmas tag attached to one of the bags partly read: ‘May this season be full of happiness … [may] the light provide you faith and love. Iván Archivaldo wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.’

Guzmán’s season of giving comes two months after he directed a war-like assault on Mexican security forces who descended upon the home of his brother, Ovidio Guzmán López, in October to serve an arrest warrant for his extradition to the United States. 

Mexican law enforcement had Guzmán López outside a house on his knees against a wall before they were forced to back off and let him go as cartel gunmen shot up the Culiacán. 

Video shot by soldiers shows Guzmán López exiting the house with his hands up. 

Soldiers ordered him to call off the attacks around the city as gunfire was heard in the background.

Guzmán López then called his brother on his cellphone and told him to stop the chaos.

Guzmán refused and shouted threats against the soldiers and their families.

Ovidio Guzmán López

Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán

Ovidio Guzmán López (left), along with his brothers, is believed to be a leader in the Sinola Cartel co-founded by his father, Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán, (right), before he was jailed in the United States for life

The attacks, led by at least 150 gunmen aboard 30 vehicles, continued before the first wounded soldiers were reported. In all, 13 people were killed in gun battles around the city.

Guzmán knew that the cartel had the upper hand. At least two officers and nine soldiers were held hostage in an effort to secure his brother’s freedom.

Officials in Mexico City ultimately ordered security forces to withdraw four hours after the operation began to avoid more bloodshed.

Guzmán was charged by a federal California court in a January 2015 unsealed indictment that accused him of shipping drugs from Mexico to the United States and money laundering.

With the 62-year-old El Chapo serving a life sentence at a super maximum security facility in Florence, Colorado, his sons are reportedly sharing the control of the organization with its co-founder, Ismael ‘El Mayo’ Zambada.

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