María Consuelo Loera, mother of the Mexican drug lord Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán, died this Sunday afternoon at the age of 94, according to local media reports. The woman, also the grandmother of drug traffickers known as Los Chapitos, current leaders of the Sinaloa Cartel, reportedly died in a private clinic in the state of Sinaloa, in northern Mexico, as she suffered consequences after falling ill with Covid-19 in 2021.
In Badiraguato, Sinaloa, It was was publicly captured in March 2020 during a brief meeting with the president of MexicoAndrés Manuel López Obrador, when the president went to the region to supervise the construction of the Badiraguato – Guadalupe and Calvo highway.
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During this visit, on March 29, 2020, despite the covid-19 pandemic, The Mexican ruler got out of his truck to greet Loera, who asked him for help to visit his son, imprisoned in the United States.
“I greet you, don’t go down, don’t go down, I have already received your letter”said the president to his mother El Chapo at that meeting.
The president was referring to a letter that It was sent him, in which he asked for support so that his government could intervene before U.S with the aim of being able to visit his son in the maximum security prison ADX Florencein the United States, where he has been detained since 2019, serving a life sentence.
López Obrador’s salute to ‘El Chapo’s’ mother earned him a series of criticisms.
However, the president not only defended the meeting but also sought to support her in obtaining a humanitarian visa so that she and her daughters could visit the drug trafficker in the United States.
At the time, Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán and his son and Consuelo’s grandson, Ovidio Guzmán, are imprisoned in the United Statesfacing charges related to drug trafficking.
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