. Not since Osama bin Laden has the pursuit of a fugitive so occupied the public imagination. But unlike bin Laden, who had posed the ludicrous premise that a country’s entire population is defined by – and therefore complicit in – its leadership’s policies, with the world’s most wanted drug lord, are we, the American public, not indeed complicit in what we demonize? We are the consumers, and as such, we are complicit in every murder, and in every corruption of an institution’s ability to protect the quality of life for citizens of Mexico and the United States that comes as a result of our insatiable appetite for illicit narcotics.“Oh, my God! If I could get my hands on Sean Penn!” Jack Riley, the former No. 2 at the US Drug Enforcement Agency, tells The Post. “The people he put at risk because of that stunt. He should be in jail.”
Joaquin El Chapo Guzman in a 2014 arrest. (AP/Eduardo Verdugo) 5 craziest moments in Sean Penn's El Chapo Rolling Stone story A secret visit with the most wanted man in the world reads like an. Then, in late September, one of Mr. Penn’s lawyers, Mathew Rosengart, requested that Mr. Penn be able to see the movie, claiming that similar requests from the actor’s agent, Bryan Lourd, went ignored.Riley sped up to 100 mph, and the vehicles still kept up. He pulled into a neighborhood and tore down residential streets at 60 mph but couldn’t shake the pursuers.
Directed by Paulette Victor-Lifton. With Maria Conchita Alonso, Chris Brancato, Roger Leopardi, Vance Owen. The sensational real story behind the Oscar winner's meeting with the Mexican drug lord, and the famous Hollywood figure who was pulling the strings back in Hollywood Riley vowed to redouble his efforts to get Chapo. “And if Sean Penn was up there again, to hell with him. Nothing was going to stop us.” NEW YORK — Sean Penn says his interview with drug kingpin Joaquin El Chapo Guzman was designed to start a conversation about the policy of the war on drugs. My article failed. The visit to Mexico's bad lands by the actor Sean Penn, for a meeting with the drug lord - Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman - is dramatically reported in Rolling Stone. Subscribe for more like this.
The interview, conducted over seven hours by actor Sean Penn in October and later followed up with more correspondence using burner phones and encrypted email, delves deep into El Chapo's past. El Chapo interview. A day after Mexican officials announced the capture of Joaquín El Chapo Guzmán in a bloody raid, Rolling Stone revealed on January 9, 2016 that Sean Penn, along with actress Kate del Castillo, had conducted a secret interview with El Chapo prior to his arrest Her courage is further demonstrated in her willingness to be named in this article. There are both brutal and corrupt forces within the Mexican government who oppose her (and indeed, according to Kate, high-ranking officials have responded to her public statement with private intimidations), and hence, a responsibility of the greater public to shepherd those who make their voices heard. Last weekend, Sean Penn temporarily imploded the internet with his Rolling Stone story on Joaquin El Chapo Guzman, the infamous Mexican drug lord who met with Penn in his secret jungle lair. You saw how the final days of Escobar were. How do you see your final days with respect to this business?I know one day I will die. I hope it’s of natural causes.
It was at a social event in Los Angeles when Kate met Espinoza. She learned he was well connected to financial sources, including those that funded film projects, and she proposed a partnership to make a film about El Chapo. This was when Espinoza included our mutual colleague and friend El Alto. I learned of their intention to make the film, but I did not know Kate or have any involvement with the project. The three of them met with El Chapo’s lawyer to explore their approach, but it was ultimately determined that direct access to El Chapo would still be too restricted for their authorized pursuit to rise above competitive “Chapo” projects that Hollywood would pursue with or without his participation.As Espinoza returns from his slumber, Kate, succumbing to the exhausting day’s journey and the solace of a few tequilas, accepts the escort of El Chapo to her sleeping quarters. As he walks her alone toward the dimly lit bungalow, I can’t help but have a primal moment of concern. I consider offering to accompany them, though the circumstances would certainly prove any protective action futile. Before my adrenal rush of paranoia can inspire insult or injury, Chapo has returned. Sulichin had been discussing El Chapo's prison break with a friend of his, the actor and director Sean Penn. Penn was known for his interest in Latin-American politics—he had met the late. “What really stands out is how stupid all these guys were,” Riley says. “On one call, [a dealer] is talking to Chapo’s guys in Mexico, and he says he thinks the ‘three letters’ [DEA] are onto us. So the guy says, ‘Don’t call me at this number anymore.’ Then he gives out his new number. We laughed our ass off in the office.” Sean Penn says Mexican law enforcement has been dishonest about claims that the actor's interview with Joaquin El Chapo Guzman had something to do with the fugitive's re-capture. There is this.
American intelligence began zeroing in on El Chapo by monitoring the phones of those around him. Chapo ordered his henchmen to dispose of their burner phones regularly, but many got lazy and didn’t. Sean Penn: Feuds, hanging with drug kingpins and SWAT teams called on volatile marital fights. Penn referred to El Chapo as a president of Mexico and a figure of Mexican folklore The two times you escaped, it is worth mentioning, there was no violence.With me, it did not come to that. In other situations, what’s been seen, things occur differently, but here, we did not use any violence.
Mexican tabloids cover the story of the meeting between El Chapo and Sean Penn and Kate del Castillo in 2016. Carolina A. Miranda is a Los Angeles Times staff writer covering culture, with a. Skip to contentSkip to site indexAmericasToday’s PaperAmericas|Sean Penn Met With ‘El Chapo’ for Interview in His Hide-Outhttps://nyti.ms/1kWsJUCAdvertisementAs much as anything, it’s a question of relative morality. What of the tens of thousands of sick and suffering chemically addicted Americans, barbarically imprisoned for the crime of their illness? Locked down in facilities where unspeakable acts of dehumanization and violence are inescapable, and murder a looming threat. Are we saying that what’s systemic in our culture, and out of our direct hands and view, shares no moral equivalency to those abominations that may rival narco assassinations in Juarez? Or, is that a distinction for the passive self-righteous?Now, unapologetically, he said: “I supply more heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana than anybody else in the world. I have a fleet of submarines, airplanes, trucks and boats.”
When Rolling Stone published Sean Penn's exclusive interview with Joaquin El Chapo Guzman Saturday night, competitors immediately called it a coup -- but also an explosively controversial story The story provides new details on his dramatic escape from prison last summer, when he disappeared through a hole in his shower into a mile-long tunnel that some engineers estimated took more than a year and at least $1 million to build. The engineers, Mr. Penn wrote, had been flown to Germany for specialized training. A motorcycle on rails inside the tunnel had been modified to run in the low-oxygen environment, deep underground. Talk about strange bedfellows. In what can only be described as an epic PR failure, Rolling Stone magazine and actor/activist Sean Penn teamed up for an exclusive interview with El Chapo, the convicted drug lord who is on the lamb after breaking out of a maximum security Mexican prison. Cue the Mariachi band. First things first, a little backgroun
Not two hours later, we are abruptly awakened by Alonzo. “A storm is coming!” he says. “We have to move!” The dirt tracks of the jungle are difficult to navigate when monsoon rains saturate them. We’d have to beat the rain to the tarmac road. At daybreak, we just make it to pavement as the ocean falls from the sky and great bolts of lightning illuminate the inside of our vehicle like flash-bang grenades. Alonzo asks Kate to drive. She jumps at the chance to break the monotony, and takes the wheel like a trouper. Meanwhile, El Alto hops into the open flatbed, his sleep-starved brain so hungry for oxygen that he’s oblivious to the pouring rain. In the backseat, Alonzo whispers to me that there are multiple military checkpoints along these roads, and they tend to wave by vehicles driven by women. In this case, the rain falls hard enough that soldiers have abandoned their posts for cover. Mercifully, we are stopped by no one. Rather than risk being vaporized in a small aircraft by a lightning storm, we opted for the eight-hour drive back to the city where we’d started. Espinoza reclines in the passenger seat to rest his back.In an earlier letter that Netflix’s general counsel, David Hyman, wrote to Mr. Rosengart, he said that “to the extent that Mr. Penn may be in any physical danger, it is as result of his decision to meet with El Chapo in 2015.” El Chapo's Meeting With Sean Penn Aided Authorities in Capture Lengthy investigation and surveillance led to recapture of escaped Mexican drug lord By José de Córdoba an . Do you think it is true you are responsible for the high level of drug addiction in the world?No, that is false, because the day I don’t exist, it’s not going to decrease in any way at all. Drug trafficking? That’s false.
Sean Penn's secret meeting and interview with Joaquin El Chapo Guzman was essential for the drug lord's capture, according to Mexico's Attorney General I speak to our friendship in a way that seems to pass an intuitive litmus test measuring the independence of my perspective. I tell him, up front, that I had a family member who worked with the Drug Enforcement Agency, that through my work in Haiti (I’m CEO of J/P HRO, a nongovernmental organization based in Port-au-Prince) I had many relationships inside the United States government. I assure him that those relationships were by no means related to my interest in him. My only interest was to ask questions and deliver his responses, to be weighed by readers, whether in balance or contempt.
Espinoza and I have traveled many roads together, but none as unpredictable as the one we are now approaching. Espinoza is the owl who flies among falcons. Whether he’s standing in the midst of a slum, a jungle or a battlefield, his idiosyncratic elegance, mischievous smile and self-effacing charm have a way of defusing threat. His bald head demands your attention to his twinkling eyes. He’s a man fascinated and engaged. We whisper to each other in code. Finally a respite from the cyber technology that’s been sizzling my brain and soul. We sit within quietude of fortified walls that are old New York hotel construction, when walls were walls, and telephones were usable without a Ph.D. We quietly make our plans, sensitive to the paradox that also in our hotel is President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico. Espinoza and I leave the room to get outside the hotel, breathe in the fall air and walk the five blocks to a Japanese restaurant, where we’ll meet up with our colleague El Alto Garcia. As we exit onto 55th Street, the sidewalk is lined with the armored SUVs that will transport the president of Mexico to the General Assembly. Paradoxical indeed, as one among his detail asks if I will take a selfie with him. Flash frame: myself and a six-foot, ear-pieced Mexican security operator. Actor Sean Penn has come under heavy fire for setting up a secret interview with Joaquín El Chapo Guzmán, Mexico's foremost drug lord, in October, just months after he escaped from prison. Penn detailed the interview in a new article for Rolling Stone published Saturday , one day after Guzmán was re-captured by Mexican authorities Did your drug business grow and expand when you were in jail?From what I can tell, and what I know, everything is the same. Nothing has decreased. Nothing has increased.
It is not clear whether the contacts described in the story are the ones that led to Mr. Guzmán’s arrest. Mr. Penn wrote that he had gone to great lengths to maintain security while arranging to meet Mr. Guzmán. He described labeling cheap “burner” phones, “one per contact, one per day, destroy, burn, buy, balancing levels of encryption, mirroring through Blackphones, anonymous email addresses, unsent messages accessed in draft form.” Nevertheless, he wrote, “There is no question in my mind but that DEA and the Mexican government are tracking our movements,” referring to the United States Drug Enforcement Administration. A Mexican government official, speaking on the condition of anonymity to describe confidential matters, said the authorities were aware of the meeting with Mr. Penn.Espinoza had recently undergone back surgery. He stretched, readjusted his surgical corset, exposing it. It dawns on me that one of our greeters might mistake the corset for a device that contains a wire, a chip, a tracker. With all their eyes on him, Espinoza methodically adjusts the Velcro toward his belly, slowly looks up, sharing his trademark smile with the suspicious eyes around him. Then, “Cirugia de espalda [back surgery],” he says. Situation defused.Are you prone to violence, or do you use it as a last resort?Look, all I do is defend myself, nothing more. But do I start trouble? Never.A server delivers a bottle of tequila. El Chapo pours each of us three fingers. In toast, he looks to Kate. “I don’t usually drink,” he says, “but I want to drink with you.” After a raise of the glass, I take a polite sip. He asks me if many people in the United States know about him. “Oh, yeah,” I say, and inform him that the night before leaving for Mexico, I had seen that the Fusion Channel was repeating its special-edition Chasing El Chapo. He seems to delight in the absurdity of this, and as he and his cohorts share a chuckle, I look to the sky and wonder how funny it would be if there were a weaponized drone above us. We are in a clearing, sitting right out in the open. I down the tequila, and the drone goes away.
The seven hours Mr. Guzmán spent with Mr. Penn, and the follow-up interviews by phone and video — which began in October while he was on the run — marked another surreal turn in his long-running effort to evade the Mexican and American authorities. Mr. Guzmán, one of the world’s most wanted fugitives, who had twice escaped jail, was captured in his home state of Sinaloa in northwest Mexico on Friday after a gun battle with the authorities. Sean Penn during his secret meeting with Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman Credit: R. The row stems from on an interview that El Chapo granted to Penn and Mexican actress Kate del Castillo in. The planes take off, and we travel a couple of hours. Two bouncing birds side by side through the thermals over the mountainous jungle. It once again occurs to me all the risks that are being taken by El Chapo in receiving us. We had not been blindfolded, and any experienced traveler might have been able to collect a series of triangulated landmarks to re-navigate the journey. But through his faith in Kate, whom he’d only ever known through letters or BBM, are we enjoying an unusual trust. I ask Alfredo how he can be sure we are not being followed or surveilled. He smiles (I note he doesn’t blink much) and points out a red scrambler switch below the cockpit controls. “That switch blocks ground radar,” he says. He adds that they have an inside man who provides notification when the military’s high-altitude surveillance plane has been deployed. He has great confidence that there are no unwanted eyes on us. With Kate helping along in translations, we chat throughout the flight. I’m mindful not to say anything that may alienate his father’s welcome before we’ve even arrived.Skip to contentSkip to site indexMediaToday’s PaperMedia|Sean Penn Fights With Netflix Over El Chapo Documentaryhttps://nyti.ms/2znqyBrAdvertisement Selon Sean Penn, le battage médiatique autour de ce papier a été de trop: «El Chapo n'aurait pas dû être un personnage si populaire». Je n'ai pas assisté à des meurtre
A new documentary on Netflix called The Day I Met El Chapo: The Kate del Castillo Story is the subject of some strenuous objections from actor Sean Penn, who according to TMZ, is trying to either. Nothing did. Chapo was arrested for good in 2016, and Riley tells the incredible story in a new memoir, “Drug Warrior: Inside the Hunt for El Chapo and the Rise of America’s Opioid Crisis” (Hachette Books).
Upon his arrival, Riley announced to the press that he was there for one reason: “to get El Chapo under control.”Since our late-night visit in the Mexican mountains, raids on ranches there have been relentless. A war zone. Navy helicopters waging air assaults and inserting troops. Helos shot down by Sinaloa cartel gunmen. Marines killed. Cartel fighters killed. Campasinos killed or displaced. Rumors spread that El Chapo escaped to Guatemala, or even further, into South America. But no. He was right there where he was born and raised. On Friday, January 8th, 2016, it happened. El Chapo was captured and arrested – alive.
The series in question, The Day I Met El Chapo: The Kate del Castillo Story, centers on the bizarre episode in October 2015 when Ms. del Castillo, a Mexican actress, and Mr. Penn were given. “I got pissed off and said, ‘This guy is going. It’s either him or me,’” Riley says. “I’m a stubborn old Irish cop from Chicago. I’d put my money on me.”
Actor Sean Penn's interview with drug boss Joaquin Chapo Guzman was one factor that led to Mexican security forces capturing the kingpin, a government source told R In late 2015, officials suspected he was heading to Los Mochis, a coastal town in Sinaloa. Surveillance images showed construction crews fortifying the front door on one house, and locals were overheard murmuring, “Papi is coming.” The Day I Met El Chapo is based on a version of events from famous Mexican actress, Kate del Castillo, who acted as go-between for the bizarre meeting in October 2015. Del Castillo claims Penn alerted the US authorities about the meeting, which may have led to El Chapo's eventual capture three months later Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo, started out in business not long after turning 6, selling oranges and soft drinks. By 15, he said in an interview conducted in a jungle clearing by the actor and director Sean Penn for Rolling Stone magazine, he had begun to grow marijuana and poppies because there was no other way for his impoverished family to survive. The U.S. government thinks that the Mexican government does not want to arrest you. What they want to do is to kill you. What do you think?No, I think that if they find me, they’ll arrest me, of course.
The series in question, “The Day I Met El Chapo: The Kate del Castillo Story,” centers on the bizarre episode in October 2015 when Ms. del Castillo, a Mexican actress, and Mr. Penn were given an audience with one of the world’s most wanted men, the drug dealer Joaquín Guzmán Loera, also known as El Chapo.It’s been about two hours of flight, when we descend from above the lush peaks to ward a sea-level field. The pilot, using his encrypted cellphone, talks to the ground. I sense that the military is beefing up operations in its search area. Our original landing zone has suddenly been deemed insecure. After quite a bit of chatter from ground to air, and some unnervingly low altitude circling, we find an alternate dirt patch where two SUVs wait in the shade of an adjacent tree line, and land. The flight had been just bumpy enough that each of us had taken a few swigs off a bottle of Honor tequila, a new brand that Kate is marketing. I step from plane to earth, ever so slightly sobering my bearings, and move toward the beckoning waves of waiting drivers. I throw my satchel into the open back of one of the SUVs, and lumber over to the tree line to take a piss. Dick in hand, I do consider it among my body parts vulnerable to the knives of irrational narco types, and take a fond last look, before tucking it back into my pants. A senior White House official described as maddening Joaquin El Chapo Guzman's boasts about sending illegal narcotics to America, but he declined to say Sunday if actor Sean Penn faced.
“It is reprehensible that, in their ongoing, relentless efforts to gain additional attention and publicity, Ms. del Castillo and her team (who have zero firsthand knowledge) have sought to create this profoundly false, foolish, and reckless narrative,” Mark Fabiani, a spokesman for Mr. Penn, said in an email. “The notion that Mr. Penn or anyone on his behalf alerted D.O.J. to the trip is a complete fabrication and baldfaced lie. It never happened, nor would there have been any reason for it to have happened.”We embark into the dense, mountainous jungle in a two-truck convoy, crossing through river after river for seven long hours. Espinoza and El Alto, with a driver in the front vehicle, myself and Kate with Alonzo and Alfredo in the rear. At times the jungle opens up to farmland, then closes again into forest. As the elevation begins to climb, road signage announces approaching townships. And then, as it seems we are at the entrance of Oz, the highest peak visibly within reach, we arrive at a military checkpoint. Two uniformed government soldiers, weapons at the ready, approach our vehicle. Alfredo lowers his passenger window; the soldiers back away, looking embarrassed, and wave us through. Wow. So it is, the power of a Guzman face. And the corruption of an institution. Did this mean we were nearing the man? CDC now says coronavirus 'does not spread easily' on surfaces Then came July 2015. El Chapo’s prison break. The world, and particularly Mexico and the United States, was up in arms. How could this happen?! The DEA and the Justice Department were furious. The fact that Mexican Interior Secretary Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong had refused El Chapo’s extradition to the United States, then allowed his escape, positioned Chong and the Peña Nieto administration as global pariahs.
Sean Penn Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP. As you read this, the world's most notorious drug dealer, Joaquin El Chapo Guzman, is sitting uncomfortably in a 136-square-foot jail cell in lower. For your recent escape, did you pursue your freedom at any cost, at the expense of anybody?I never thought of hurting anyone. All I did was ask God, and things worked out. Everything was perfect. I am here, thank God.This would be the second prison escape of the world’s most notorious drug lord, the first being 13 years earlier, from Puente Grande prison, where he was smuggled out under the sheets of a laundry cart. Since he joined the drug trade as a teenager, Chapo swiftly rose through the ranks, building an almost mythic reputation: First, as a cold pragmatist known to deliver a single shot to the head for any mistakes made in a shipment, and later, as he began to establish the Sinaloa cartel, as a Robin Hood-like figure who provided much-needed services in the Sinaloa mountains, funding everything from food and roads to medical relief. By the time of his second escape from federal prison, he had become a figure entrenched in Mexican folklore.
Para Sean Penn este evento tenía la relevancia suficiente para una entrevista, artículo, etcétera, sobre los secretos del Chapo. El actor se reunió con Kate a través del productor desconocido para darle a conocer sus intenciones con el narcotraficante y así Del castillo hiciera llegar el mensaje al Chapo The best in culture from a cultural icon. Subscribe now for more from the authority on music, entertainment, politics and pop culture.
Oscar winning American actor Sean Penn detailed his interactions with notorious drug lord Joaquín El Chapo Guzmán in an article published Saturday by Rolling Stone magazine. It offers a unique. I followed the news of El Chapo’s escape and reached out to Espinoza. We met in the courtyard of a boutique hotel in Paris in late August. He told me about Kate and that she had been intermittently receiving contact from Chapo even after the escape. It was then that I posed the idea of a magazine story. Espinoza’s smile of mischief arose, indicating he would arrange for me to meet Kate back in Los Angeles. At a Santa Monica restaurant, I made my case, and Kate agreed to make the bridge, sending our names for vetting across the border. When word came back a week or so later that Chapo had indeed agreed to meet with us, I called Jann Wenner at Rolling Stone. Myself, Espinoza and El Alto were given the assignment. And with a letter from Jann officiating it, we would join Kate, who was our ticket to El Chapo’s trust, then put ourselves in the hands of representatives of the Sinaloa cartel to coordinate our journey. It had been a month in the planning by the time Espinoza and I were breathing the New York air that late-September day on 55th Street. When Mexican authorities captured Sinaloa Cartel leader Joaquín El Chapo Guzmán in January 2016, they suggested that their success stemmed in part from an October 2015 meeting the kingpin held with Hollywood star Sean Penn and Mexican actress Kate del Castillo To my right, Rodrigo. Rodrigo is godfather to Chapo’s twin four-year-old girls by his 26-year-old beauty-queen wife, Emma Coronel. Rodrigo is the one who has me concerned. The look in his eye is far away, but locked dead on me. My speculation goes audio. I hear chain saws. I feel splatter. I am Sean’s dubitable paranoia. My eyes are compelled to drift to Rodrigo’s right. There is Ivan, Chapo’s eldest son. At 32, he is considered the heir to the Sinaloa cartel. He’s attentive with a calm maturity. Like his brother, he boasts a fabulous wristwatch. And directly across from me, our host, with Kate to his right. Beside Alonzo, Alfredo. El Alto sits at the end of the table. Espinoza, still standing, apologizes to Chapo and asks if he may lay down for an hour to rest his back. Espinoza’s funny this way. It’s as if we had spent these endless grueling hours hiking a vertical volcanic summit to the cone, and now, just three steps from viewing the ring fault of the caldera, he says, “I’m gonna take a nap. I’ll look into the hole later.”
Sean Penn's Opsec. This article talks about the opsec used by Sean Penn surrounding his meeting with El Chapo.. Security experts say there aren't enough public details to fully analyze Penn's operational security (opsec). But they described the paragraph above as incomprehensible and gibberish Actor, writer and director Sean Penn has written from the front lines in Haiti, Iraq, Iran, Venezuela and Cuba. He wishes to dedicate this article to the parents of slain Chicago youth, and to Rodrigo Lara Bonilla, public servant, father and hero. Sean Penn's wild journey to interview the fugitive Mexican drug lord El Chapo apparently featured a romantic side-plot involving the actress who brokered the secret meeting Hollywood actor Sean Penn unwittingly led Mexican marines to the world's most wanted drug lord El Chapo after they secretly met to discuss making a film about his life.. The Oscar winning star. Mr. Penn is apparently upset because he believes the documentary implies that he helped the authorities at the Department of Justice in their capture of El Chapo.
El Chapo wanted his story out in his own words to make a movie one day and Sean Penn was used as a pawn to do that. This isn't journalism, it is honestly Sean Penn risking his life for something stupid It has been several hours, and El Alto and I share a nod indicating our mutual sense: the core of soldiers around El Chapo are getting fidgety. A clock of some kind is ticking in them. It must have been about four a.m. by this time. El Chapo stands, concluding the night, thanking us for our visit. We follow him to where the family who had cooked our dinner stands dutifully behind a serving table. He takes each of them by the hand graciously; giving them thanks, and with a look, he invites us to do the same. He walks us back toward the same bungalow where he had earlier escorted Kate. In a narrow, dark passage between ours and an adjacent bungalow, Chapo puts his arm over my shoulder and renews his request that I see him in eight days. “I’ll be saying goodbye now,” he says. At this moment, I expel a minor traveler’s flatulence (sorry), and with it, I experience the same chivalry he’d offered when putting Kate to bed, as he pretends not to notice. We escape its subtle brume, and I join my colleagues inside the bungalow. There are two beds and one couch a short distance from where Kate can be seen sleeping on a third bed behind a privacy divider. Espinoza returns to the bed he’d claimed upon our arrival.
L'intervista segreta di «El Chapo» con Sean Penn: Fornisco più droga di chiunque altro al mondo Il re dei narcos ha incontrato l'attore nel nascondiglio dove si trovava durante la. “Her point of view had really never been told,” Mr. Broome said in an interview. (Ms. del Castillo was the subject of a lengthy New Yorker article last year.)
Actor Sean Penn is lashing out at Netflix Inc. for its upcoming documentary series about Mexican drug lord Joaquin El Chapo Guzman for implying that he tipped his location to the U.S. How has your family life changed from then to now?Very good – my children, my brothers, my nephews. We all get along well, very normal. Very good.And how did you get involved in the drug business?Well, from the time I was 15 and after, where I come from, which is the municipality of Badiraguato, I was raised in a ranch named La Tuna, in that area, and up until today, there are no job opportunities. The only way to have money to buy food, to survive, is to grow poppy, marijuana, and at that age, I began to grow it, to cultivate it and to sell it. That is what I can tell you. According to Penn, that message led to her initial contact with El Chapo's lawyers — and to El Chapo's own decision, after his recapture in 2014, to have del Castillo make an authorized biopic
Definitely Real Texts Show What El Chapo Thinks of Sean Penn Thomas Niedermueller/Getty Images We were hoping we'd get the sweet-and-lowdown on El Chapo's texts about Sean Penn, and it looks like. Riley pushed to have Penn and del Castillo prosecuted for obstruction, but his boss at the DEA and officials at the Department of Justice declined to pursue the case, citing Penn’s protection because he was acting as a journalist. see also Everything you need to know about El Chapo's trial They’re the greatest hits of the El Chapo trial. A... The method led to several close calls (in one raid, Chapo escaped through a tunnel hidden beneath his bathtub) and ultimately his capture in 2014. Would you like to receive desktop browser notifications about breaking news and other major stories? Sean Penn on journalists who criticized El Chapo interview. The cartel leader was re-captured a week ago, and Penn made headlines the following day when Rolling Stone published his account of.
In a wider-ranging interview, for which Mr. Penn submitted questions that were put to Mr. Guzmán on video by one of his associates, he detailed his childhood and said he had tried drugs during his life but had never been an addict and had not touched them for 20 years. He said that he was happy to be free, and that the pressure of evading the authorities was normal for him. See the route that Joaquín Guzmán Loera, a drug kingpin known as El Chapo, used to escape from Mexico’s most secure prison.
Chapo showed a flair for logistics that few outlaws could match. He was dubbed “El Rapido” because of his ability to move drugs from Mexico into the United States within 24 or 48 hours.I tell him that I understood that in the mainstream narrative of narcos, the undersung hypocrisy is in the complicity of buyers. I could not sell him on a bait-and-switch, and I knew that in the writing of any piece, my only genuine cards to play were to expose myself as one fascinated and willing to suspend judgment. I understood that whatever else might be said of him, it was clear to me he was not a tourist in our big world.With Kate translating, I begin to explain my intentions. I felt increasingly that I had arrived as a curiosity to him. The lone gringo among my colleagues, who’d ridden on the coattails of El Chapo’s faith in Kate. I felt his amusement as I put my cards on the table. He asks about my relationship with the late Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez with what seems to be a probing of my willingness to be vilified through associations.It was not immediately clear what the ethical and legal considerations of the article might be. In a disclosure that ran with the story, Rolling Stone said it had changed some names and withheld some locations. An understanding was reached with Mr. Guzmán, it said, that the story would be submitted for his approval, but he did not request any changes. The magazine declined to comment further Saturday.
A Mexican official said late Saturday that all actors and producers who met with Mr. Guzman, which includes Mr. Penn, were under investigation. But it remained unclear whether the circumstances of the meeting were the subject of inquiry or the individuals themselves would face scrutiny from the Mexican government.In the weeks that follow, I continue to make attempts to contact El Chapo. In that time, massive sweeps by military and law enforcement lead to hundreds of arrests, seizures and several extraditions of cartel personnel to the United States. Reports that a rising drug gang, the CJNG (Jalisco New Generation Cartel), may have been involved with El Chapo’s prison escape and that CJNG may become, in effect, the paramilitary wing of the Sinaloa cartel, have added to governmental concerns. In other words, with the water boiling, our cartel intermediaries had gone principally off radar, or possibly been arrested, or killed.On Oct. 2, 2015, Mexican marines were finally closing in on the drug lord. They had tracked him to a rugged hilltop compound in La Tuna. Just as the order was about to be given to move in, two people inexplicably arrived: Sean Penn and Kate del Castillo, a Mexican soap opera actress who had praised Chapo online. The two were there ostensibly to speak to Guzman about making a film of his life, but Penn later published an infamously softball interview with the kingpin in Rolling Stone.That changed with Guzman, who announced his arrival by executing rivals and beheading several Mexican cops.
Penn is concerned that Del Castillo's series implies he played a role in authorities finding El Chapo, which he and his team have refuted according to the Times report. A representative for Penn released a statement asserting that he never informed the Department of Justice about his encounter with El Chapo. Sean tried his hardest to have the. Also Read: Sean Penn to Talk El Chapo Article With Charlie Rose Sulichin is reportedly a friend of Penn. After a discussion about the potential film with the actor, Penn requested a meeting with. First came the arrest of Joaquin El Chapo Guzman, then a bombshell interview in a Mexican jungle and now the extradition process. Here's what's next
The meeting between Sean Penn and El Chapo reportedly took place in October 2015 in a jungle clearing amongst a collection of bungalows, armed guards, and several bottles of tequila. El Chapo spoke with Penn for seven hours impressing Penn enough that he mentioned the dangerous kingpin's indisputable charisma in the article I give in to the sense of security offered by the calm of Chapo and his men. There is the pervasive feeling that if there were a threat, they would know it. We eat, drink, and talk for hours. He is interested in the movie business and how it works. He’s unimpressed with its financial yield. The P&L high side doesn’t add up to the downside risk for him. He suggests to us that we consider switching our career paths to the oil business. He says he would aspire to the energy sector, but that his funds, being illicit, restrict his investment opportunities. He cites (but asks me not to name in print) a host of corrupt major corporations, both within Mexico and abroad. He notes with delighted disdain several through which his money has been laundered, and who take their own cynical slice of the narco pie.
Here is what you need to know about the secret mountaintop meeting between Sean Penn and the drug lord Joaquín Guzmán Loera, also known as “El Chapo.” Last night, Rolling Stone published an interview conducted by Sean Penn with El Chapo during his time on the run. The actor and one of the world's most wanted fugitives met for the first time in. Sean Penn thinks his controversial interview with Mexican drug lord Joaquín El Chapo Guzmán was a failure. Not because it scarcely addressed the horrific violence caused by Guzmán's cartel In 1989, El Chapo dug the first subterranean passage beneath the border from Tijuana to San Diego, and pioneered the use of tunnels to transport his products and to evade capture. I will discover that his already accomplished engineers had been flown to Germany last year for three months of extensive additional training necessary to deal with the low-lying water table beneath the prison. A tunnel equipped with a pipe-track-guided motorcycle with an engine modified to function in the minimally oxygenized space, allowing El Chapo to drop through a hole in his cell’s shower floor, into its saddle and ride to freedom. It was this president of Mexico who had agreed to see us. MEXICO CITY (R) - Hollywood star Sean Penn lied when he reported that Mexican kingpin Joaquin El Chapo Guzman told him he is the world's foremost drugs trafficker, and he should be called.