Sunday, May 15, 2016
Univision and Emma Coronel Visit CD Juarez
A week after transferring Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the prison of Ciudad Juarez, the border state of Chihuahua, the prison authorities allowed his wife Emma Coronel a visit for 45 minutes.
A team of the Mexican television outlet Univision traveled to Juarez from Mexico City and happened to see Emma on several occasions. Emma requested several times not to be recorded as the news team followed her around, but the news media refused to stop.
Later that evening the Univision team received a phone call from sicarios who were outside their motel requesting for them to go outside with all of their belongings and threatened them if they didn’t. They fled back to Mexico City with a full police escort. Univision claimed the sicarios identified themselves as belonging to the La linea, but one has to wonder if they would give out their true affiliation and why would La Linea have beef with them? One thing that can be said for certainty is that Emma was probably watched very closely by Sinaloa operatives as she traveled around Juarez and Sinaloa members were not happy with Univision for how they discovered Emma and recorded her.
Emma traveled to Juarez to visit "El Chapo" without telling anyone for security reasons in a state with disputed territory between Sinaloa cartel, led by El Chapo, and the Juarez cartel. I suspect Univision either had a tip of Emma’s visit or it was just coincidence to be there at the same time, at the same place and they ended up recognizing her.
Emma told Univision that she was able to visit Chapo at the federal prison No. 9. According to Univision Emma said that "El Chapo" is resting and was not mistreated during the transfer from the prison of Altiplano but was ready to go back (perhaps nervous to be in a prison that has many sicarios from La Linea).
Univision News reported that authorities transferred several cartels of La Linea in anticipation of El Chapo's arrival, La Linea is the armed wing of the Juarez cartel, that waged a bloody war in 2008 with the Sinaloa cartel for control of the drug smuggling border town with the United States.