El Chapo

In the last days you could read in the newspapers that Mexican authorities where able to capture “El Chapo Guzman” – again.

He is the well known head of the Mexican sinaloa cartel who managed to escape prison – for the second time – six months ago. He describes his activities in an interview with the Rolling Stone magazine as follows:”I supply more heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana than anybody else in the world”.

The fact that an insanely powerful drug Lord managed to escape prison and lived in freedom the last six months is dramatic enough, but even as interesting is the fact of how “El Chapo” was imprisoned this time.  After the imprisonment you could read that he had met the famous actor Sean Penn in October 2015 for a secret, (7-hour) interview Session for Rolling Stone Magazine in the Mexican jungle.

I think it is remarkable how such a famous actor can conduct a clandestine interview with one of the most wanted and most feared criminals of Mexico without  notifying authorities about that. Or was the Sean Penn interview in the end an important lead for the investigators to find Sean Penn? In the press you can read different views on this, some criticizing the actor, some saying he led the police to the hiding drug lord. All in all a very exciting news with some more, interesting twists to come.


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