Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Controversy in Mexico over ‘locked down’ cathedral wedding for El Chapo's daughter wedding to nephew of Blanca Margarita Cázares Salazar, “La Chiquis”

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat   Catholic Culture  World News

Catholic World News Editor’s Note: “This has been one of many Achilles heels of the Mexican Church—its relationship with organized crime—in the last 30 years or so,” said Rodolfo Soriano-Nuñez of Fordham University. “Locking down the cathedral and pretty much giving it away gives very bad optics and forces one to raise all sorts of questions regarding the decision-making process.”

The Guardian: It was the society wedding of the year in Mexico’s drug cartel heartland: Alejandrina Gisselle Guzmán, daughter of the convicted kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, tied the knot with the kin of another member of Mexico’s underworld.

And in the ostentatious style of a family accustomed to getting its way, they were married in a closed-door ceremony in the cathedral of Culiacán – the city at the centre of the Sinaloa cartel’s criminal empire.

The wedding took place on 25 January, according to the Mexican newspaper Reforma, which scandalised Mexico with the headline: “Cathedral locked down for the wedding of El Chapo’s daughter.”
Photos and videos posted on social media showed the bride arriving at the Culiacán cathedral, which had been cordoned off with yellow police tape, and a reception featuring popular Mexican musicians and the newlyweds taking in a private pyrotechnics show.

It also reminded Mexicans of El Chapo’s lingering legacy in Sinaloa state, where his criminal empire provided employment and narco charity to many, and his children have succeeded him at the helm of the Sinaloa cartel.

“It is a reminder of how deeply embedded and powerful the Guzmán family remains in Sinaloa’s society. They are effectively part of the elite,” said Falko Ernst, senior Mexico analyst for the International Crisis Group. “They are treated as such by other members of the elite, including parts of the church.”

The wedding came as the country’s violence and blood-letting shows few signs of slowing and Mexico’s murder rate continues racing past grim milestones – 35,588 murders in 2019, a 2.7% increase over the previous year.

Mexico launched a militarised crackdown on drug cartels and organised crime in late 2006, but the violence has soared, security forces remain ill-trained and the rule of law is still elusive.

In a notorious show of the difficulties in calming the country – and the Sinaloa cartel’s enduring power – soldiers in Culiacán captured one of El Chapo’s sons: Ovidio Guzmán López in October, but were forced to release him after Sinaloa cartel gunmen mobilised, causing chaos and threatening to kidnap and kill family members of Mexican security personnel.

Even with El Chapo locked up in Colorado, the Guzmán family has maintained a high profile and has tried to cash in on his image.

El Chapo’s wife Emma Coronel debuted last fall in a reality show on VH1. Gisselle Guzmán trademarked her father’s image and recently launched a line of clothing, “El Chapo 701,” and has announced plans to sell “El Chapo” beer.

Gisselle Guzmán’s husband, Edgar Cazares, was identified by Reforma as the nephew of Blanca Margarita Cazares – who was sanctioned by the US Treasury in 2007 for her “sophisticated money-laundering apparatus”. He also reputedly has links to Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada García and Victor Emilio Cazares-Gastellum of the Sinaloa cartel.

The fact the wedding took place in such a prominent church outraged – but failed to surprise – many in Mexico. A priest with the diocese of Culiacán confirmed that the wedding occurred in the Culiacán cathedral.

“This has been one of many achilles heel of the Mexican church – it’s relationship with organised crime – in the last 30 years or so,” said Rodolfo Soriano-Nuñez, a sociologist who studies the Mexican catholic church.

“Locking down the cathedral and pretty much giving it away gives very bad optics and forces one to raise all sorts of questions regarding the decision-making process.”



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71 comments:

  1. Disgusting. Mexico is beyond lost.

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    1. Yeah and you should learn how to spell

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    2. Mexico is beyond redemption. There is no way Mexico become a society of law and order again. Bye bye Mexico.

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    3. I don't see any grammar or punctuation flaws on his comment. Yours however...

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    4. What was spelled incorrectly?

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    5. In the USA it happens all the time but we turn our heads and blame other country's for their wrong doing. We're the worst country. But we just don't accept the facts were the biggest consuming country in the world but we blame Mexico for it. Gtfoh with this bs

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  2. Should have sent MENCHO an invitation, that would have solved this problem 😆

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    1. Naa..his hand cannot reach as far as to culiacan

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    2. When he new The location he would have shxted his pants since mayo slapped him

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    3. Mayo ran from MENCHO and called a truce in baja California so that assumption of him getting slapped by MAYO is not TRUE...LOL

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    4. You think Alfredos ribs still hurt 5:27?

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    5. @5:27 were you there when he slapped him? Didn’t Mayo tell everyone to get in line or he would do it for them? What happened to that? Tu Mayo se la mamá al Mencho

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  3. People are gonna hate regardless because Chapo made money off “people’s pain and suffering” well tell that to all the Rockefeller’s all the Carnegies all the people that come from rich families that built fortunes off of people’s pain and suffering. It’s all the same except people want to get mad at Chapito because it’s easy,why don’t y’all admit it y’all hate Mexicans.Everyone in this website seems to always look for excuses to throw dirt on the Mexicans.

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    1. I feel ya. People are always hating on these people.i don’t condone this but it’s fun to watch. It’s a job and of way of living for these people

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    2. 👍 well said

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    3. 10:30 Quit acting like the victim kid. You aren't enjoying a single penny chapo made so get back into your hole. This is how the world is you either crawl like a cat or you walk like a lion this is how the world is.

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    4. You read the article and come to the conclusion the we are "hating" you sound so dumb. The church is being just as corrupted as all the politicians in both countries yet you think we "hate Mexicans" just go read something less difficult on another website.

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    5. Typical deflection and projection by a liberal.

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    6. Naw man I disagree with you there,selling drugs ain't easy at all especially at the level Chapo was at. If you just buying from a plug and selling local ain't to bad,but even running a transnational legal company is hard let alone a illegal one where threat of arrest or getting killed is a everyday problem. And this pain and suffering includes murder and torture. And while a huge majority of there country men are living in a almost third world existence they live a life of privileged opulence

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    7. Poor poor Mexicans,oh the humanity,yall just hate Mexicans,yall wont admit yall wont see

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    8. I am the bad speller here !
      I dont hate Mexicans ! I have helped many in the past by good paying jobs to even marrying one
      We separated he was able to live work and marry a beautiful girl from his home town in Mexico that was 40 yrs ago
      Now I do hate the Mexican Gov.
      The Drug Dealers The Corrupt
      Greedy nasty Gov you have
      The lack of laws and enforcement the lack of humanity Mexico has for its own
      However here in US i also dislike the drug dealers the libreal shits and the free for all lazy Americans
      I in all dislike all Bad People they just happen to be of many colors and yes many are white. I am of Olive skin
      First genaration here in USA
      Every one worked hard obeyed laws etc some of family are rich some, my self poor.
      You cant compare Rockfellers and to El Chapo
      Al Capone = El Chapo

      Differece is hugh one man built half of USA yes he screwed or owned Big Banks etc but he didnt kill or use acid or torture
      He built cities created jobs
      Screwed The Gov and IRS etc
      But he did not kill and sell the devils drug

      These two being married in a church of God really is a slap in the face of all God fearing and loving Mexicans
      Shame on them
      Its not jealousy its the fact that they dont give back to Mexico
      Even if they never dealt drugs they do know well enough that its bllod money
      I feel they should give back they have enough money If they were really good people with morals and good hearts
      They would do good with some of that money But no they are just as guilty as ther parents
      Not all rich people are bad






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    9. But Rockefeller fucked us all and you can say that if you don't do drugs then chapos or druglords for that matter don't effect you personally.... Look up zika virus and who owns it

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  4. Esos cazares de donde mero son?

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    1. De un rancho a lado de pericos Pura gente del 09 y bitache

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    2. La majada de abajo

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    3. Actually they are from Badiraguato, some of them migrated up north to Sonora.

      Am related to some.

      -the guy who knows nothing

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  5. Chapo daughter is a business woman

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  6. This woman is more power and intelligent than mencho who has to hide like a rat while she is in a wedding closing down a church when everyone knows she a drug Cartel woman

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    1. And chapo didnt hide? And mayo isnt hiding? Only mencho is hiding?

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    2. Chemo stop defending that pos it's embarrassing

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    3. A drug cartel woman? What is that? They didn’t close it down out of respect, they closed it out of fear. CDs just took innocents hostage what did the clergy think would happen to them?

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    4. @7:33 go to el grullo you see dude and his men all out in the open i know because to get to el grullo you need to go thru san pedro toxin we sell gas so they fill up all the time at are store pays a tip more than pa las cocas y un pan

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  7. The Italian mafia is no different

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    1. Can't compare the Italian mafia with drug traficking terrorists

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    2. Organized crime = low life scumbags... it doesn't matter where, its all the same losers

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  8. Mexican police are corrupt
    Mexican politicians are corrupt
    Mexican judges are corrupt
    Why not the Mexican Catholic Church?

    Any institutions that cannot be corrupted have already been destroyed.

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    1. You make it seem like Mexico is the only place that is corrupt 🙄

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    2. How is it destroyed it’s a Business. It’s a way of life in Mexico accept it and move on

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    3. First of all the RCC cannot deny a sacrament to anybody. Second if they were to deny this specially to a drug lords daughter the whole clergy would be killed. Third the RCC is more than just clergy and a simple institution. It is composed of the followers of the faith as well. It is a whole people worshipping God. FYI You sound jealous or even envious of the Catholic faith when you want to paint it as that.
      This means that even though perhaps a few people can be corrupted the entirety of the church that practices keyword the faith cannot and will not stray from it hence cannot be corrupted.

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    4. Exact! In Mex corruption rules. Trying to avoid it by not paying the bribe you lose and trying to avoid it by not taking the bribe you lose!

      Once corruption becomes the de-facto way to get to the top and stay there, it will never go away. The US is next! :-(

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    5. The church cannot deny the Guzmans shit otherwise the whole clergy and more get killed.
      This does not mean the church asked for the Cathedral to be cordoned off and sealed for this damn wedding.
      Get it through your stupd head haters of the RCC.

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    6. 4:34 as a matter of fack, corruption rolled down to Mexico from the US, this time, again...
      Ever since the war for independence when Spain refused to help the american rebels fight the British,
      But the french monarchy helped, and the US let the british get their revenge by guillotine against the french king and his descendants...same as in Russia where the communists England nurtured for so long in refugee Lenin, finished off the Tzar and his family...
      --The British also created Marx and Engels and gave them to the world, from whence you get mao, uncle ho, the rocket man, fidel Castro, el che and daniel ortega, not for nothing the british have the world's gold while others got communism and socialism or religion to eat.

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  9. Its the US,s fault,they caused the criminal society of mexico,no one else.The market for drugs fuelled the breakdonw of morals and goodness of normal mexican people.It has pervaded every aspect and continues to do so at the behest of the US.It is their fault not mexcios

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    1. Cry me a river..stop the blame and take some responsibility at least for ur mexican heritage.

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    2. Stfu you moron, the mexicans aren't that dumb you know, why are you making them look like they are the victim when they are the devils?

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    3. How about reading a book for once in your miserable life? Try "Barbarous Mexico" for a start, then come back and tell us all about it being the USA's fault that Mexico is so fucked up.

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    4. 1:14 et al, you ignorant mophakas make me want to puke...
      read a few books and then come back without your silly ignorant rants.
      --John Hopkins "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man" could help a little, but there are plenty more, all by non mexican partisans.

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  10. Well I'm sure they didn't want the same thing happening to Giselle as to El Marros sister. Besides, wealthy people shut down church's all of the time to get married. I'm sure a quick google search can give you a handful of celebrities who are guilty of shutting down churches and cathedrals for wedding ceremonies. Pinche raza escandalosa, se la pasan comiendo santos y cagando diablos. Goes for you gringos too.

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  11. Y'all act that it's out of this world I've been to plenty of closed door wedding .... What's the problem ohh... Her relationships....no different than people having relationships with pastors etc... and have access to those type of weddings... Geez besides it is the US fault for them living the way they live...do some research hint WW2

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  12. Funny thing how Mexicans in Sinaloa will accept charity from narcos but I, bet if a wealthy person entered the state and made handouts he would dissapear within the first year. Kidnapoed and or accused of being a rival or maybe even killed for ransom. This goes for much of the country of Mexico as well.
    Envy is a dangerous emotion!

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  13. Wat is wrong with chapos daughter getting married in a catholic church. A person should be judged by there actions and not the actions of there parents

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    1. Nothing.
      But when you openly court and allow a "lockdown" of God's House to showboat for people of a criminal background that is recognized by the Vatican it's not a good look.

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  14. If mexico was a real country this would not happen. If this were to occur in the USA everyone in attendance would be detained and no doubt the majority arrested after positive identification. Just a life time scam in Mexico from the times of the Alamo!!! There is no law and there never was. Now we are in the hug environment.

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    1. We love our Mexico stop hating

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    2. Lol Mexico is a real country ... And your opinions are just that opinions ... For your 411 it does happen in pleasantville USA lol

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  15. Welcome to who has the power

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  16. How come Jalisco aka Baby killers did not go in and kill her like they did Marro's sis? You know why cause they would of had their asses handed back to them.

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    1. Puras mamadas contigo plebito@5:30

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    2. Yeah right! chinolas hella scared of Michoacanos. Chinolas take off running with a their tails between their legs 🦵.

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    3. If that ever happened el chapo from prison would of gave a direct order n cjng would of been destroyed inactive finito finished buried dead the name cjng would of become a myth

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    4. Why didn’t that happen when he took the chapitos? @11:17 pinches chinolas halucines siempre hablando mamadas y haciéndose los machos hasta que les toca ser hombres ahí se hacen ratas y se esconden en PC. En la calle no hablan esas pendejadas porque les damos en la madre

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    5. Because el chapo was captured then if he was in mexico at that time of it happening trust me on this it would of been a bloodbath for cjng everybody knows el chapo ran mexico until the bs usa dea got him

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  17. Don't forget about the avocados we desire

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  18. If they priest would have said NO, that church would be looking for a new priest
    I dont think they had a choice

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  19. So Forceing a man Of God to marry you
    WOW
    So threatening God is the new Way
    Closed church ceremony to a Locked Church is different
    Movies stars arnt worried because of gun men They worry about the snowflake fans
    Big difference
    MEXICOS PROBLEMS ARE CAUSED BY MEXICANS PERIOD

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    1. 4:00 you could stick your period where the sun don't shine, it is WELL DOCUMENTED WHERE THE WORLD'S PROBLEMS COME FROM,
      and that is no doctrine to brainwash the unworthy anybodies.

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  20. I still remember what I wore for my first rumba.

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