Saturday, January 9, 2016

Video Teaser: Sean Penn interview with Chapo

Hola Readers, can this stuff get any crazier? DD had the post ready to roll but ran into difficulties but it will be up by morning. BUT since we have been deluged with readers comments advising us of the story, (thank you most gracious readers) I thought I would post the video as we wait for the interview. In case you haven't a clue what I am speaking of, Sean Penn  conducted an interview with Chapo, in October while Chapo was in hiding. It was facilitated by actress Kate Castillo. Some of you will remember Castillo giving an interview saying that between President Pena and Chapo she would trust Chapo.

Mexican authorities are saying that it was because of this interview that they were able to locate and capture him.  Really?  Maybe.  Although it was in October when the interview was conducted, it was immediately before the “big miss” when Chapo got away because he was with his children.


The interview itself is soft, boring and Penn’s lack of narco knowledge is glaring.  Questions like: "Are you a violent man?"  Chapo answers: "no sir". But the article is top rate because it focuses on the “get”, and particulars of setting up the meeting etc. 

Chapo confirms he was injured in the October raid, but that his injuries were not that  bad.  He says those rumors of him being in Guatemala or south America were inaccurate, he was home, his home in Sinaloa all the while.....Paz, Chivis

115 comments:

  1. In the pic were el chapo is with el cholo in the car: Why isnt he handcuffed? Also why does he look like he's in the back seat of a uber car?? I figured they would take him out in a armored truck or some sort of humvee.

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    1. Why because he will be let go. Its a election year, PRI has to look good

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    2. He's not handcuffed it a Mexican thing, and they were sitting in an private jetliner, no an armored vehicle.

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    3. ... Zoom In On His Chapos Face And Look To The Left Behind El Cholo ... It Appears To Be A Generals Hat Or Other ... Maybe Chapo Was Not Handcuffed Because He Was Being Spoken To / Told What To Do Next As We "All" Know The Mexican Government "Is" Laying In Bed With All Narcos ...

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    4. 8:21am calm down nancy drew ... it looks like a hat could be something else and for you to say its a generals hat is ridiculous. my point is that you're stupid

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  2. He's missing the mustache... Thats not Mr. Chapo

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    1. Blah Blah, blah. Sorry.

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  3. It was all planned to distract us from the reality of everything bad thats going on in the world.

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  4. *2 weeks later* Reports of actor Sean Penn shot to death at his LA home. Snitches get hollow tips

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    1. Keep on dreaming.

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    2. If you fucks with Sean you going to end up in the Penn.

      *drops mic*

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    3. Why are you so fascinated with El Chapo?

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    4. He is a fascinating individual whereas you are an irrelevant nobody. Do i detect a tinge of jealousy? They handled Chapo with the respect he unfortunately commands in Mexico. Regardless of his capture he is still an extremely dangerous and powerful & influential man. Stay tuned, same bat time, same bat station, lol! Viva La Mexico!

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  5. Arriba El Señor De Las Montañas! Quien a comprobado que con dinero baila el perro y seguira bailando denle tiempo al tiempo y El Chapito seguira libre!

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    1. Así es compita. Chapo will be free! Arriba el chapo y Toda su gente, atte. El morroñis de la palma navolato, sinaloa ajuuaa.

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  6. thank you our lovely chivis, does this mean you are out of reporting retirement? SI!!!

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  7. As you said Penn lacks narco knowledge, but he actually argued everything that I've believed about the Mexican drug war, Chapo, etc. He made the point that Chapo and his men were simple people who really didn't have an option as too what career they chose, the war on drugs is a failure and the USA demand is one of, if not the main reason for the supply, logically. It's hard to deny Chapo has been EXTREMELY violent but why? Kids grow up into this without a choice. Sad cycle. Any BB admins have an opinion on what was said?

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    1. 1:39 Greedy US gangsters have created a need for drugs on the US to satisfy their lust for money, by supplying the drug addicts on the US and the world and they get to invest all that money in all kind of enterprises, not el chapo or any other narco...
      --it is like "what happened to zhenli ye gone's millions of dollars, euros, pesos and other currency, and the tons of meth precursors he lost to the mexican police???
      --No accounting ever, but if Sean Penn went to see el chapo so what? We do not have narco experience either, good for anyone that get an interview, as long as they do not demonize themselves or el chapo or glorify the damn mexican politicians.

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    2. Remenber Penn said Chavez was a good Democrat. Chavez was a comie

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    3. 6:50
      Look. I think you are right. The US and Mexican governments are definitely the problem due to their policies. Whether they are both actually taking money is another debate but the 'war on drugs' is a joke. You're right that nobody should be glorifying the government or demonizing El Chapo but at the same time nobody in the media should be glorifying El Chapo or demonizing the government. They should just be telling it like it is. That's what was actually good about his report because whilst he offered a counter narrative to that of the mainstream media, he didn't say that Chapo was a hero either.

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    4. 7:41 but we all know the government IS THE DEVIL, 30 000 disappearances and 60 00 murders in peña nieto's three years of government prove the kind of puppet but criminal government mexico has...

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  8. I wonder what consequences will this bring to Kate dC.

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    1. Nothing. EPN's gov will try to scare her but that can't do anything legally.

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    2. What about in the USA? Aid and Abet?

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  9. I agree to a point. Marginalized children are those I work with, and they have few choices. BUT Chapo's children do, and look at their choice.

    I think that if were about drug trafficking, and only drug trafficking, where innocents are not preyed upon then one can say taking drugs form the market, so there are two responsible parties entering into an agreement willingly. I want drugs, I sell drugs. But it isn't so cut and dry. right? This will shock some people, especially since I have not done street drugs, and I lost my only brother to a drug world murder, but I believe all drugs should be legal. An opinion I formulated two years ago after speaking a a renown physician at USC.

    IF Chapo truly cared about his people of the sierras, he could build small schools. One room schools like the old days of the U.S. like him most kids of the mountains rely of travelling teachers who sometimes show up. His stop coming when he was 8. I have seen schools in the mountains and rural areas of Mexico like this. A teacher will stay at the school and go home on weekends and for summer. Pay enough and they will come. He could change lives in that way.

    As for the "no choice" although they have few choices, and are ignored and marginalized by Mexican society and government, I say look at the most marginalized of people, the indigenous people of Mexico, they bust their ass, farming, crafting, building, creating a living within the boundary of morality and lawfulness. They will never have riches, planes, fancy ranches, fat bank accounts, but they don't have to live their lives running through sewers.

    Humble, moral compass intact, against all odds, without embracing the excuse mantra, "but I had no other choice"

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    1. Ive been to San agustin after San Ignacio sinaloa I didn't see not one school

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    2. Fair enough. Very true Chapo could have sent his children off to europe or somewhere to get an education. And your definitely right that Chapo could build schools in La Sierra. I think he might have done that a bit but mainly he gave medical assistance to people in La Sierra, brought electricity and built churches. However, one could argue that this is done to keep people active in the business, keeping on with the same traditions they have for years and not progressing. I think because as you said these people are ignored and marginalized, there's a feeling that Chapo and everyone else has that they don't want to become part of a society that doesn't understand them. For that I believe in what Penn said. What you said about indigenous people is definitely spot on however, I think they kind of are in the same state of mind, as in they don't want to join the rest of society or the narcos either. Also all legalizing drugs could be the answer, especially to stop the violence.

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    3. 2:36 and your point? schools do not look like schools btw sometimes in old school buses, abandon buildings, houses outdoors. I have seen these schools created by parents because the gob will not provide their children education. My friend and i built a school 5 years ago that children met for school in what was once a maquilla bus. no windows and rusty, the parents "sealed" it with cardboard to keep the cold and wind out. inside they did a good job creating a little educational meeting place. We build a nice school the cost is about 30-40k USD for a little 4 room school kitchen and bathroom.

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    4. moral compass.most here have no clue about.violence. poverty and opportunities.fly in fly out

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    5. Mexican government officers and union leaders steal the budgets for health, education, welfare, police, etc etc etc in mexico, and in mexico the protestants, evangelistas, soldiers and poolice keep the poor indians running through all the cerros y montañas, unarmed, usually, and dying by the thousands to make room for the progessives and the help of foreign benefactors trying to fix the mayhem of their evil amerikkkan and foreign investors, soros, gates, walmart, shell, amoco, BP, ExxonMobil even the Lebanese drug traffickers are in on it, trying to serve the needs of the poor poor of mexico reinforces the corruption there, also the mexicon drug traffickers only get about 10% of the mo ey earned, from there they pay slave salaries and their fast and furious weapons, unlike those in government politics of hunger

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    6. u r so right. Happening in the US also

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    7. Chivis tienes un corazon de oro! Gracias por tu esfuerso en liberar a la sociedad de ignorancia. Eres una guerrillera Todos mis respeto. En to-do Asia maestros son muy amados por sociedad porque son LA fundacion de LA sociedad.
      A teacher can be a mentor and in some cases a parent figure as well. Thank you for stimulating a kids mind. <3

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    8. Stay safe & healthy, ma'am. You've taken the path of doing doing something positive & active while the majority, me included, sit on the sidelines wishing we had your courage & fortitude. Although I disagree about legalization (I too have lost love ones due to this scourge) I admire and respect your efforts to not forget the forgotten.

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    9. At 3:10, I call BS on your statement. When Chapo and sons want to do something, they do it big. They don't get the finest sports cars, they get gold plated guns, they get Lions and tigers. Point is if they really wanted to put in a school, they would make it Texas size and at prime real estate in the towns. Fact is they don't care for schools.

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    10. Thanks, this is very illuminating comment. What you say makes total sense. Your fist sentence was unnecessary though.

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    11. where my comments at this sucks smh

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    12. Yeah, chivis, you just posted the comments that praise you.

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    13. who is letting these personal attacks in? why?

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    14. Chivis, do you think drugs like crocodile should be legal too? I think their needs to be limits, some drugs especially the synthetic ones are just awful. The synthetic ones are sometimes easier to get than let's say coke, make coke legal so people don't have to resort to awful drugs.

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  10. That's a double most wanted criminal on the world and is not even afraid or hiding and given interviews come on that's a double chapos he's been and informant an asset to the US and Mx government Castro has double mostly every important ppl in the world has a double it's a must !!!! Look this is kind of sad but I have the gut feeling peña nieto is going to rob Mexicans of there money he has devalued the Mx peso and he's FRIEND WITH CARLOS SALINAS DE GORTARY THEY ARE GANA DO IT AGAIN FUCKING SCUMBAGS YOU KNOW PEÑA NIETO IS A LYING THIEF JUST CHEEK OUT HIS PADRINO EL PELON GORTARY MEXICANS BEWARE MAY GOD HELP YALL

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  11. Huh, so you can be the worlds bigggest drug kingpin and still have shit for brains. That`s surprising. An interview? :) You have millions upon millions of dollars and and no one can touch you. So you agree to do an interview for an american magazine? Wow. From now on I`ll just call him Dumbshit instead of Chapo, one of the most riddicolous things I have seen, an interview! LoL

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    1. Thats RIDICULOUS..Let it go bro..

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  12. I don't see what is wrong with what Sean Penn did even though the media are calling this interview 'controversial'. Bin Laden was interviewed by a western journalist (before 911) while he was wanted and considered an international terrorist, the Burmese drug baron/warlord Khun Sa was interviewed by an Australian journalist, journalist Guillermo Galdos interviews La Tuta while he was a fugitive, him and numerous other journalists have started contacting people in CDS to get an interview with El Chapo. Nobody criticized them. Difference is Penn is a celebrity, and he was being critical of the drug war. He has been a supporter of Chavez in Venezuela (as said in the article) so they don't like what he says. How could they charge him but not the others? On another note, this is the most obscure thing iv'e seen. This is pretty out of character for Chapo. But if he really is extradited then he's done i guess.

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    1. Sean Penn isn't a journalist to my knowledge. Huge difference.

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    2. Yes he's an actor, not a journalist. So what? He went there for the same purpose that a journalist would: to get a story. Please explain why it is so different.

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    3. Sean Penn is a bad ass in my book. He was married 2 the craziness known as Madonna at 1 point in time. And has made all these bad boy movies over the years. My respects 2 him and his rebel skills. - El Soldado Perdido

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  13. My last comment bout Chapo O. G. Guzman.. Mis respetos hacia uste.. U never sacrificed ur Family (sons) like Mayo Zambada (dat pussy Cat) for ur Freedom.. U've always been a fighter n beaten da CAF, da BLO, da Zetas.. Everyone.. But like Tony M. Said All Dogs have there Day.. The End.. I'm jus thinking how far da investigation will go Vicente fox, Calderon, military generals, all da governors... N don't say what I'm talking bout.. So if u r going to extradite him u.s gov. U know what I'm talking bout.. Justice equal for all.. Even for chapo.. F. Da Corrupt Mex. Gov. Arrest them too..

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    1. Beaten all? U mean ratted out all your enemies

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  14. The questions on the interview or son damn dum. To finally get an interview with Chapo and ask stupid questions like "do you think drugs harm people"? Wtf is that!!! Anyways, penn is done. He could've asked about Mayo, Caro-Quintero, or El Azul at least..

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    1. Did you read the article? There were a lot more questions that were asked but Guzman decided to answer only a few, probably the ones that looked dumb. The interview lasted 6 hrs or so but the video was done after the meeting by Chapo and his crew. Only 17 minutes worth of video.

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  15. Assuming Senor Chapo is not impulsively stupid, there are conceptional reasons for his choices in this phase of his life adventure. Movie,why?Sean Penn much attention in a situation like his.
    McAfee created an own controlled media presence out of reasoning. His thought is, if i'm not wrong, the more Viral fame the harder to have him disappear. Results pending!
    By Senor Chapo it can be a preparation for Volks Hero defence I only give Farmers Work and never did anything against my fellow Mexican people mutually fighting for an existence in this unfair world.
    His capture sooner or later was a sure thing, that live seemed to be sure as well, whats left?

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  16. Well he certainly isn't a gifted speaker like Mr.Gomez Martinez

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    1. Y de que le sirvió al otro payaso la habladera? Mínimo el vendedor de naranjas tiene su negocios y sus trabajadores. El otro se quedo sin plaza de maestro y sin estudiantes.

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  17. The the fact that Chapo would do this is another piece of evidence that he was protected by or at least had some kind of deal with the government. However, I have no idea if that's true. First I thought he was genuinely on the run, then I became certain that he was being protected, especially after his escape. And now I have no idea again. Can't say if he'll be extradited or not but a lot of powerful people will be very nervous right now. The truth I think is that we will never understand the people from La Sierra. If you've lost someone close to you, nobody should tell you your wrong in what you think, however, since we will never understand what it's like to grow up the mountains, we shouldn't judge them honestly.

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  18. Sorry to throw some more controversy behind this but listen to his voice when he was being interviewed in the Jail outside the jail when he was in Puente grande, when a reporter was asking why he was at war with the Arellanos. His voice was hi pitched, does not sound like this interview... I'm not saying the guy in this interview is not him, I don't know the guy but just throwing it out there.

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    1. I thought the exact same thing when I first heard it too. Then I considered a couple of things: 1 He is more than 20 years older now so his voice would have probably got deeper/quieter.
      2 He's not shouting like he was when he was talking to reporters in 1993.

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    2. dude that was so long ago, your voice changes as you get older...

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  19. http://www.badabun.net/2016/01/en-exclusiva-el-chapo-finalmente.html?p=1&m=1

    They r saying that there is more to the interview,or am i wrong?? I translated it in google.

    El chapos son posted it in twitter.

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  20. Its very unfortunate that he got caught & more likely he'll be out again. I felt more secure traveling to México when he was out my home state Zetas were killed by his men...they never invaded Durango....at least the NW region....where I am from...by no means I agree with what he did but I felt much safer traveling when he was out free...he may get out when a new president comes in power....when he pays off PRI or PAN...till then the legend continues

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    1. Zetas were in s. Papasquiaro, tepehuanes, but they kicked out. They were brought in by a guy last named corral. He was with los carrillo before and didn't want to align with cds. Guanacevi, el oro, rodeo, san bernardo were always cds. Durango is pretty much all cds, more so than sinaloa with the beltranes. Some CDS people are growing forcefully in lands without the approval of there owners, and people are getting pissed off

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    2. Since your from there, what is the mood like? Is it very violent at the moment? I hope things work out for everyone there.

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    3. Durango will always have sianaloas back manny hevys are from durango its just that duranguenses are more humble and low key

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  21. Put him in a cell with Z40

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    1. He just won a lawsuit to get back to altiplano. After chapo escaped, z40 was transferred out. He missed the good life they live there, sued, and was returned.

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  22. Sean Penn just put his ass on the line, not on the wire or the wireless, for reals, if he had got interviewed y setas or ct or cdg, he would have paid his ransom and be dead by now...The o ly difference is: if genaro garcia luna had gotten the interview, Sean would have paid all his fortune to the mexican SSP boss and his partner CARLOS SLIM HELU...AND HE WOULD BE VERY DEAD TOO...

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    1. Penn stands for Pendejo

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  23. The reason Sean Penn needed that photo of him shaking hands with chapo. Was so that he could prove to his handlers in the DEA or CIA that he did transfer some type of tracking liquid to Chapos hand. Thats how they tracked this guy. He had something put on him by Sean Penn. Now the photo proves it and Sean Penn collects the reward money. Funny thing is Penn told him straight up i need this photo for authentication purposes.

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    1. Lol to prove he had placed the tracking liquid on him? NICE ONE 007!

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    2. This board cracks me up. Never seen such a wild mix of looney-toon conspiracy theorists in one place in my life.

      Yes, he transferred a tracking liquid to chapos paws. Brilliant detective work, lol!

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      hahah your spot on. there are some absurd theories in the BB comment section. from el moronis de navolato la palma sinaloa ajuaaa to the chapo snitched guy (both have gone quiet lately though).

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  24. I wish this dude would shut up so I could listen to what the hell that roster is trying to say? Is it something about can't kill the roster, o no he ant going to die? The story is in the rosters words!

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  25. Penn writes:
    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"

    he did not do his homework, there was no request for extradition until 2 weeks before prison break

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    1. Sure they didn't formally request it when he was first caught but in feb 2014 the mexican government said that they would keep him so i guess the US didn't bother. Then a while later some official said that they would extradite him in 300-400 years so they did indicate they wouldn't do it.
      Things look different now though as he did say at the end.

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  26. Gawd, talk about looking for trouble.
    Why rub EPNs face in the doo doo!
    Those rub EPNs face in the doo doos tweets after Chapo escaped was bad enough.
    Now this! Rub the authorities face in the doo doo!
    The for-sure-u-will-get scrooed John Gotti media-ho complex took Chapo down!
    Hilarious fact!

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  27. Chapo snitching on himself!
    For sure it will be played for American juries!
    Hilarious fact!

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  28. OMG! I am in shock chapo would expose himself so much opening up communication with film makers. This allowed the gov to track him further. He became too comfortable.

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    1. He saw netflix narco series and said i want one

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  29. who killed chalino Sanchez? That should have the million dollar question. The rest of the interview is fodder.

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    1. The better question. Who wanted and ordered chalino dead.

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    2. Now THAT would be a brilliant question. I think the questions were OK but remember he only answered some of the questions sent to him. I think he would probably know. Imagine if Chapo become a BB admin ahah. He could clear up so many of the questions that we've been debating for years.

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      Chalino was killed by Adalberto Valdemar Escobar Barraza or at least on his orders.

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  30. They really need to arrest Carlos Slim Helu. He has laundered much of Chapo's money but both Mexico would NEVER let that happen. He's got way too much money and power. I suspect that he was one of the people named by Chapo. I think that he must have been getting a bit big-headed. Chapo had that big party in 2007 and used to eat at restaurants but that doesn't compare to this. I still don't think he would openly conduct the interview had he not had a deal with the government. This was a far cry from El Mayo's 15 minute meeting with Proceso.

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  31. el moronis de navolato la palma sinaloa ajuaaa
    I'm still waiting for your comment. Please confirm you didn't die in the Chapo shootout as previously alleged. I've been panicking because I haven't heard any of your wisdom lately to assure me that El Chapo is still in charge and all is calm within Cartel De Sinaloa and that they will control all the plaza's in the entire country by the end of the year.

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    1. O he peeps in and out here and there but not as much as b4.

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    2. Oh man he must be so devastated he is unable to post.

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      I'll be waiting. He just knows so much. Has all the answers.

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  32. I highly doubt that Penn, a frequent critic of the US government and a friend of Hugo Chavez would be working with the CIA. Besides the CIA never went after El Chapo, maybe the DEA, but the CIA were happy to keep him in business.

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  33. Hollywood stars get all the glory. I should have focused on winning an Oscar instead of civil engineering.

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  34. Is there a full video

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  35. Hi BB, I just found this article in which one the the people who made 'the legend of shorty' is interviewed. It explains a lot about the situation in Sinaloa right now and also helps explain the December killings in La Tuna. You did the family feud report on the event but this is plausible as well. Also suggests that the cartel is fracturing, Sinaloa has a very high murder rate right now, especially in the sierra madre.

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  36. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jan/10/joaquin-el-chapo-guzman-captured-mexico-drugs-cartel-sinaloa

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  37. So much for El Chapo being a "genius" who, if not a narco, would be running a Fortune 500 company. An interview? With Sean Penn? Not too bright.

    And we now know that Sean Penn is a narco nut-hugger, big time.

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    1. And what would you be ?
      If you weren't a silly keyboard warrior that feels he's got everything figured out... A sad little man

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  38. Wow how in the world is the mex gov still fooling all you BB people? If you had a little bit of brains you would see thats not the real chapo thats a double. All this time its not been the real chapo even the last time he was in jail that was a double but with the US asking for extradition the mex gov had to let him go. Now i don know what they will say or do this time but they will never send him to the US because the US gov will find out it was a double all this time and they been fooled by the ol corrupt mex gov.

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    1. Smart man, chapo has a real thick sierreno accent.

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  39. Sean Penn will be the real dead man walking!

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  40. Andrew M. Seaman is chair of the ethics committee of the Society of Professional Journalists:

    "Allowing any source control over a story’s content is inexcusable. The practice of pre-approval discredits the entire story – whether the subject requests changes or not. The writer, who in this case is an actor and activist, may write the story in a more favorable light and omit unflattering facts in an attempt to not to be rejected.

    Forfeiting its editorial control to Guzman is the latest misstep in the lauded magazine’s modern history."

    http://blogs.spjnetwork.org/ethics/2016/01/09/rolling-stone-gathers-no-accolades/

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    1. I'm calling jealousy.
      Mr Seaman is a dork who doesn't understand how things are in Mexico, he would have done the same.

      I thought the interview part was silly at best, but damn have to give credit for getting the interview. He should have been help by someone with a good grasp of narco knowledge while writing those questions.

      I would like to hear some of the questions readers would have asked, if only allowed one.

      I know mine... :)

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    2. @chivis, just curious, what would be yours?

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    3. Agree. Wasted opportunity.

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    4. I would have asked him if he sought government help to wipe out the Tijuana Cartel. Also why was he scared of Ramon and Benjamin.

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    5. I would ask his opinion on mireles. And who he would want to play him.

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    6. I would ask his opinion on mireles. And who he would want to play him.

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    7. @2:34 if I only had one question to ask it would be

      "Chapo can you hook me up with Mayo for an interview?"

      just kidding ...although Mayo has proven to have depth missing with the chapo man.

      Kidding aside, I would ask about Mayo, how he is, and if their personal or working relationship has changed.

      lots of rumors, but I would like to know

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    8. Chivis your spot on. All journalists would give an arm and a leg to get an interview with El Chapo.
      I would have asked him about El Mayo too, but basically just about the key people in the drug trade right now. Caro Quintaro, Mencho, if El Azul is really dead. The answers that Chapo gave were short and simple. Like Penn said in the article, he seemed nervous on camera. Contrary to how he was described by Penn when they met off camera where he seemed confident.

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    9. excellent choice of a question if only allowed one. The Mayo factor is a big question and controversial in the past 2 years. Azul also but he would not have answered that question.

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    10. @330 he did vicente fox helped him

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    11. @Chivis. How about the take of Alfredo Corchado, the author of "Midnight in Mexico"?

      Tweet: "To describe #chapo #SeanPenn mtg as an interview is an epic insult to journalists who died in name of truth."

      In the Washington Post, today:

      “When you’re not really challenging the person and have agreed to submit the story for approval, it sounds more like a Hollywood entertainment,” Corchado, who was recently named the borderlands director of Arizona State’s Walter Cronkite’s School of Journalism, told The Washington Post. “It’s not on par with the sacrifice of many of my colleagues in Mexico and throughout the world who have lost their lives fighting censorship.”

      "Why Sean Penn’s El Chapo meeting was an ‘epic insult’ to imperiled Mexican journalists"

      https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2016/01/10/why-many-consider-sean-penns-el-chapo-meeting-an-epic-insult-to-mexican-journalists/

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    12. @Chivis, part II: Today on NPR:

      "Perhaps the most vocal of Sean Penn's critics, though, were those people who are also most familiar with his article's subject: the Mexican and Mexican-American journalists who regularly report on Guzmán."

      Interview With 'El Chapo' Draws Backlash From Mexican Journalists

      http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/01/10/462595090/interview-with-el-chapo-draws-backlash-from-mexican-journalists

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    13. Hey DR thank you for this, I would not have seen it otherwise.

      Where I agree with Corchado, is that Penn's piece is not journalism. As Lucio said to me this am "it is not journalism, it is entertainment, and fluff entertainment at that".

      That said, Corchado is probably is feeling the green eyed monster. I bought his book but could not finish even half of it, BTW.

      Where it hits home is that one would think in prep for the interview he would have had counsel from those who are in Mexico and know narco history best. He would not have to have even said it was for a chapo interview.

      I think Corchado is a drama queen saying it is insulting to those brave journalists who died in the line of duty in Mexico. I also think it is unfair. I find myself in an uncomfortable position of defending Penn, but as I see it he did nothing wrong legally, or even ethically. for me he simply did a shitty job, and many narco reporters would have and could have done an amazing job with this opportunity, asking relevant questions.

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  42. What a waste of an interview!!!!!!!

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