Sean Penn fears for his safety over Neftlix El Chapo documentary
Sean Penn is turning up the heat on Netflix over the series on his infamous meeting with Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. Sean Penn Met With 'El Chapo' for Interview in His Hide-Out and the connection the actor describes between himself and Mr. Guzmán The drug lord , imprisoned at the time, wanted her to help make a movie about his life. Timeline: How 'El Chapo' and Kate del Castillo's Relationship . 25, Granados asked if del Castillo could bring actor Sean Penn to their first That same day, del Castillo sent out a tweet saying, "Thank you for your support.
Text messages exchanged between El Chapo and del Castillo were scooped up by Mexican authorities and eventually leaked to the newspaper Milenio. In the Netflix series, del Castillo and some close to her allege that the government manipulated the content of the messages in an attempt to smear her reputation. Whether or not similar surveillance was conducted specifically on Penn by either Mexican or US authorities remains uncertain.
Unlike last time, when he was a fugitive for more than a decade, this time he got cocky and careless with a lot of people, including apparently with Ms.
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Other former US officials pointed out that the meeting was just one element of a vast operation to track down El Chapo following his July prison break. Peter Vincent, a former high-ranking official with the departments of Justice and Homeland Security, downplayed the role of the meeting in comments to InSight Crime. Thomas Cash, a former high-ranking official with the DEA in Miami, went even further than Vincent, implying the meeting was completely insignificant.
Penn or his group were even relevant to finding El Chapo is completely absurd, and candidly, if Mr. The DHS documents contain what appears to be an English summary of the ABC report accompanied by the same picture that accompanied the original article. The picture in the DHS documents is grainy and redacted, but it is possible to make out the resemblance.
Screenshot of original ABC article. He is suspected of belonging to the corrupt drug trafficking networks within the Venezuelan military known as the Cartel of the Suns. Penn has well-established ties with the Venezuelan government. According to ABC, DEA sources claimed that El Chapo himself had traveled to Venezuela previously and may have been in the country in August or Septembershortly before the encounter between Penn and one of his children.Sean Penn Battles With Netflix Over ‘El Chapo’
However, El Chapo was reportedly seen in many different countries following his prison break earlier that year, some as far away as Europe, raising questions about the veracity of the supposed Venezuela sighting. Venezuela News and Profiles Nevertheless, while direct links between El Chapo and Venezuelan officials have not been established, Mexican drug trafficking organizations are known to have ties to Venezuelan crime networks. For example, Walid Makled, a convicted drug trafficker who worked with the Cartel of the Suns, alleged that several drug flights left the state of Apure in Venezuela each day, and that their cargo was ultimately destined for Mexican trafficking groups to transport to the United States.
He is currently facing trial for numerous drug and organized crime-related charges in a federal court in New York. If convicted, he could serve a life sentence. Award-winning director Ridley Scott is reportedly attached to the film. And del Castillo said recently that she too wants to follow through on her plans to make a movie about the infamous drug lord.
And for me, personally, as a Mexican.
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After a sustained operation, Guzman gave himself up and was rearrested in a resort hotel in Mazatlan, Sinaloa. Guzman's lawyers contact del Castillo.
In late summerdel Castillo said Guzman's lawyers contacted her to ask if she was interested in producing a film about his life. Del Castillo meets Guzman's lawyer. Guzman escapes from prison a second time. Guzman escaped from Altipano Prison after less than 17 months later through a hole in his shower.
He escaped through a mile-long tunnel dug underneath his cell 30 feet underground. The tunnel had oxygen pipes, lighting and a motorbike mounted on rails, and seven prison officials are charged in connection with the escape. Del Castillo and Chapo have direct contact through text messages for the first time.
Guzman's lawyer gave del Castillo a mobile phone to contact Guzman directly. She began exchanging BlackBerry messages with Guzman.
In a text conversation with Guzman on Sept. Guzman agreed and told him to allow her to bring whatever and whoever she likes. The next day, del Castillo messaged Guzman about their future meeting.
A photo posted by Kate del Castillo katedelcastillo on Oct 3, at 7: Del Castillo and Sean Penn meet Guzman.
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They first took a small plane, then a truck into the mountains, and they were then escorted by one of Guzman's sons. During the meeting, Guzman gave Penn permission to write a story about him for Rolling Stone magazine. After an unsuccessful raid of his hideout launched by the Mexican Navy, Guzman sustained injuries to his legs and face, but the injuries were not the result of a direct confrontation. Guzman is captured a third time. Mexican marines raided the home in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, where Guzman was staying.
They exchanged fire with Guzman's men, killing five of them, while Guzman escaped through a hidden door in a walk-in closet. Despite emerging outside through a manhole and stealing two cars, Guzman was caught by police. He is currently being held at a maximum-security prison in Mexico, but he is willing to accept extradition to the United States.
Penn's Rolling Stone magazine article about Guzman is published.