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Chapo’s Wife Met Him When She Was Underage

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JP Carroll National Security & Foreign Affairs Reporter

El Chapo met his spouse Emma Coronel Aispuro in her family’s village in Mexico at a party she was attending with her boyfriend, according to her recent interview with Telemundo. Due to certain traditions, Coronel says it was fine that they met and danced in what was a friendly manner in 2006.

Coronel says she was drawn to El Chapo for “his manner of being, how he acted.” She claims that she did not understand very well at first why he was a controversial or important figure.

“He behaves like a normal person, sits wherever, eats wherever,” said Coronel about her husband. “He is very attentive, well-mannered, and kind,” said Coronel.

The wedding between Guzman and Coronel was a small gathering made up exclusively of family, according to Coronel. There were no politicians or members of the military according to Coronel.

She went on to describe her husband in the interview as “a kind man.” Coronel confirms that they would have to move around often but never in a hurry. Typically it was El Chapo that moved and she settled in somewhere else later. They would meet when possible on weekends but sometimes would not see each other for months at a time.

Coronel – who is an American citizen – had El Chapo’s twin daughters in 2011 at a Los Angeles County Hospital. The twins were born in the US for “their own safety,” said Coronel.

According to Coronel the relationship between her husband and her children is “mutually loving.” When the two girls are with their father, Coronel said that they seem like “three children.”

Throughout the interview, Coronel claimed that her husband is a dedicated husband and father. Allegations by the government and others that El Chapo is a violent man are “false” according to his wife.

Coronel states that after her daughters were born, she took them to Mexico and that her children have not returned to the US since then. Even though her own family is Mexican, Coronel was born in the United States which is why she was able to access an LA County hospital for the birth of her daughters.

El Chapo is currently in a Mexican prison fighting extradition to the United States. The US Justice Department is seriously considering having the drug kingpin tried in the New York Eastern District.

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