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Donald Trump and a notorious drug lord dominate Mexico's Halloween costume market

Trump and Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman are public enemy numbers one and two in Mexico at present.

Mexico Halloween Source: AP/Press Association Images

CONSIDERED MEXICO’S PRIME villains, Donald Trump and fugitive drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman are Halloween stars in the country, with a company seeking to make a killing with masks of the infamous duo.

The latex mask with the Sinaloa cartel boss’s signature mustache and a black-and-white striped prison uniform are selling for $30 online and in some shops in Mexico City.

Grupo Rey says it has already sold 2,000 Chapo disguises and is making another 1,700. The masks take an entire day to make at the factory in the central town of Jiutepec.

trumpcomp Joaquin Guzman (l) and Donald Trump Source: PA Images

“There’s a little bit of criticism but we are Mexicans and we find laughter in tragedy,” Maria del Carmen Navarro, a Grupo Rey design engineer, told AFP.

While Mexico celebrates the Day of the Dead in November with flowery altars in honour of their ancestors, the Halloween holiday on 31 October has also become increasingly popular.

Mexico Halloween El Chapo and Trump, side by side Source: AP/Press Association Images

Mexico Halloween The El Chapo costume displayed on a mannequin Source: AP/Press Association Images

Mexico Halloween Source: AP/Press Association Images

Mexico Halloween Source: AP/Press Association Images

So Grupo Rey has found another character to make some cash from this Halloween.

Trump, the billionaire tycoon and Republican presidential hopeful, has become one of the most hated people in Mexico since he made inflammatory remarks about immigrants, declaring that the Latin American country was sending rapists and other criminals to the US.

Grupo Rey has made just 250 Trump masks so far and has yet to set a price, but the company is confident that it will sell just as well as “El Chapo”.

© – AFP, 2015

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