US DOJ anoints Guzman, while Mexican actress, Kate Del Castillo composes a 800 word post declaring greater trust in Guzman than the government, she calls on Guzman to become a hero "Go ahead, dare to, sir, you would be the hero of heroes, let's traffic with love, you know how," ...Paz, Chivis
It was the latest in an odd series of encomiums for Guzman, who was included this year on the Forbes list of the world's richest people, with an estimated fortune of $1 billion.
The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City issued a statement saying three of Guzman's alleged associates had been hit with sanctions under the drug Kingpin Act, which prohibits people in the U.S. from conducting businesses with them and freezes their U.S. assets. The two Mexican men and a Colombian allegedly aided Guzman's trafficking operations.
The statement quoted Adam J. Szubin, director of the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control, as saying the move "marks the fourth time in the past year that OFAC has targeted and exposed the support structures of the organization led by Chapo Guzman, the world's most powerful drug trafficker."
Guzman, who escaped from a Mexican prison in 2001 in a laundry truck and has a $7 million bounty on his head, has long been recognized as Mexico's most powerful drug capo. Authorities say his Sinaloa cartel has recently been expanding abroad, building international operations in Central and South America and the Pacific.
Del Castillo, who played a female drug trafficker in the TV series "La Reina del Sur" ("Queen of the South"), offered grudging praise for Guzman in a posting Tuesday on the social media site Twextra, linked to her Twitter account.
"Today, I believe more in El Chapo Guzman than in the governments who hide truths from me," she wrote.
The actress did not specify whether she was referring to the Mexican government, or what she meant when she accused "governments" of "hiding the cures for cancer, AIDS, etc. for their own benefit and enrichment."
Del Castillo's publicist, Marianne Sauvage, confirmed in an email to The Associated Press that the actress wrote the posting, and that the account belonged to Del Castillo.
The 800-word posting ended with an impassioned plea to Guzman:
"Mr. Chapo, wouldn't it be great if you started trafficking with positive things? With cures for diseases, with food for street children, with alcohol for old people's homes so they spend their final days doing whatever they like, trafficking with corrupt politicians and not with women and children who wind up as slaves?"
"Go ahead, dare to, sir, you would be the hero of heroes, let's traffic with love, you know how," the message concluded.
Also Tuesday, Mexican authorities said they had seized 32.6 metric tons of a precursor chemical used to make methamphetamine at the Pacific coast port of Manzanillo.
Mexico's navy said the chemical methylamine came in a shipment from China, but did not say whether Manzanillo was the final destination of the shipment. Mexico seized almost 675 metric tons of the chemical at sea ports in December alone, all of which was destined for Guatemala.
Experts say that when another chemical is added, methylamine can yield its weight in uncut meth.
Also Tuesday, federal police reported they had defused a car bomb left outside the state detectives' agency offices in Ciudad Victoria, the capital of the northern border state of Tamaulipas.
After detectives reported the car smelled of gasoline, specially equipped federal officers opened the trunk and found 10 sticks of explosives, two jugs of gasoline, wires, a cellphone and what appeared to be detonating devices.
There was no immediate information on who left the car bomb.
Tamaulipas has been the scene of bloody turf battles between the Gulf and Zetas drug cartels, and the gangs have attacked police and police offices with car bombs in the past.
The following is the complete translation of the tweet from Spanish to English :
"Today I say what I think and how I feel, if it suits you good if not oh well. Today 2012 I have more fun. I listen to more of my favorite music like @ChavelaVargas @manuchao @Calle13Oficial @BuikaMusic leo @lydiacachosi #Galeano #sabines #Neruda •#carlosfuentes and I have stop listening to politicians. The truth is I'm tired of doing what I don't want to do. Many times I have been happy but I didn't realize that. I love others and I love you myself. "
"I don't believe in: Manipulation, is exhausting. The government. Religion. Politics. Media. Society. Those who judge me and talked about me and then demand from me and applaud me."
"I don't believe in marriage, I believe in love. I don't believe in the idea that I should be with someone for the rest of my life, it will only create guilt and unhappiness on me when I failed in a relationship, in fact, I don't believe in failure, I believe in getting ahead, making decisions good or bad, I believe in changing your mind as often as is necessary. "
"I yearn first time of everything. I think no matter how much love my partner feels for me I need to feel the stomach sensation that runs to the body like the first time, I need that feeling to which I am addicted to. We all yearn that, but many don't dare to speak about it.
"I was born naked without laws or religion, these were created by the man, same as the Bible and I have a sneaking suspicion that it was invented just to manipulate people and to benefit a few with profits."
"I believe in what I feel and that is why I believe in fear, it keeps me alert, all that I experience with my 5 senses is what matters, that's what's is real."
"I do not believe in monogamy, I believe in loyalty."
"I do not believe in divine punishment or sin anymore, I grew up believing that everything was a sin, in fact I do not believe in the Bible as it manipulates people in some passages for remorse, guilt, and above all, fear. Moreover, I do not think anything that has been made by the man will make me feel wicked, feel less, guilty or ashamed of my sexuality .. "
"I do not believe in the Church, I do not believe in religion, but I believe in God because I see it in my eyes every day in the mirror."
"I don't believe in diseases because I have learned how their cures are denied, or hidden from us."
"I don't believe in any institution or law that are dedicated to make me panic to take my money."
"I do not believe in the Pope or the Vatican with all their wealth, I don't believe in a priest because I think human beings should enjoy sex without hiding or hurting anyone."
"I do not believe in society because it has made me feel ashamed of who I am, but it is a fact that I have tried with all my desire to understand and live in peace within it. I believe in myself and in my only truth because I am who I am and I have to deal with myself every second... "
"I do not believe in judging others because I alone am responsible for my own actions."
"I do not believe in morality because it varies from person to person, I believe in what makes me feel good or bad about myself so I can go to sleep peacefully and I will not believe in what society wants me to feel."
"I believe in good."
"Despite everything I have just write, I believe in the human race, because I love,I hate, I feel bad, I make mistakes, I have hurt people, I have helped people, I have feelings," I have fail ", I cry, I suffer, I envy, I have deep pain, I have sex, I have dreams, fantasies, desires, I have ask for help, I receive, I give, I fight, I go on, I forget, I get mad, I laugh, I hope, I'm patient, I am impatient, ... I'm alive and I thank God for all that, for who I am, good or bad. "
"Today I believe more in Chapo Guzmán that on the government that hide some painful truths, they hide the cure for cancer, AIDS, etc. For their own benefit and wealth."
"Mr. Chapo, wouldn't it be great if you started trafficking with positive things? With cures for diseases, with food for street children, with alcohol for old people's homes so they spend their final days doing whatever they like, trafficked with corrupt politicians and not with women and children who end up as slaves with no end. Burn all the whore houses where women are worth no more than a pack of cigarettes, go ahead DON , YOU WOULD BE THE HERO OF HEROES, let's traffic with love, you know how,"
"Life is a business, the only thing that changes is the merchandise" right or wrong?
- Not to blame
- No remorse
- Not to shame
- No to impunity
- No to racial differences
- Not politics
- Not religion
- Not noted
- No silence
- No to corruption
- No illicit enrichment
- Not stifle our dreams
- No more blood
- Yes to life
For full original tweet in Spanish link on here
Thank you to Texcoco of BB Forum for the Spanish to English Translation