'El Chapo's' Wife Emma Coronel Aispuro Still Mum Amid Husband's Recapture
The world is currently in utter chaos after news about Mexico's notorious drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's recapture broke out. Aside from doubts from the public, the current happenings also ignited increasing curiosity about the reactions of his elusive beauty queen wife Emma Coronel Aispuro, who has been out of the public's eye since the capture of her husband on Feb. 22, 2014.
Since El Chapo's escape from Altiplano maximum-security prison, Aispuro has remained silent. And despite the extensive manhunt and the multimillion bounty on her husband's head, no reactions have been heard from her camp. Now with El Chapo's recapture, his beauty queen wife, whose several family members shared strong ties with the Mexican drug cartel, has remained MIA.
With the help of the United States, the Mexican government recaptured fugitive Sinaloa drug cartel boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman following a predawn shootout on Friday, Jan. 8. El Chapo's epic recapture at a roadside motel at the coastal city of Los Mochis in the northern Mexican state of Sinaloa came six months after he humiliated the government of Mexico with his second controversial jailbreak from a maximum-security prison, Reuters reported.
"Mission accomplished: We have him," Mexico's President Enrique Peña Nieto announced on Twitter. "I want to inform all Mexicans that Joaquin Guzman Loera has been arrested."
Five of El Chapo's bodyguards were reportedly killed during the raid while one marine was wounded in the gory clash at his hideout. According to the Mexican authorities, his compound was prepared for battle, equipped with two armored vehicles, eight assault weapons and a rocket launcher.
As for the government, the arrest of the world's most powerful and most dangerous drug trafficker, who have escaped from Mexican prisons twice, is a much-needed victory after Peña Nieto's leadership was tarnished by graft and human rights scandals, not to mention the shame of the kingpin's jailbreak in July. Furthermore, El Chapo's arrest also provides a major boost for U.S.-Mexico relations, strained by the apparent slipup when the United States requested his extradition.
Meanwhile, El Chapo's wife Emma Coronel Aispuro and his two sons, Alfred and Ivan Guzman, were not with the drug boss when he was captured on Friday. El Chapo and Aispuro have been married since 2007. According to Lalate News, Southern California officials said in November 2011 that the former beauty queen has legally entered the U.S. to give birth to El Chapo's twins, who were reportedly born in a Lancaster, California hospital in July of the same year.
El Chapo's sons, however, have been out of sight despite their regular use of social media platforms like Twitter and Instagram to flaunt their lifestyle. But New York Post reported that Peña Nieto's announcement received a response from a Twitter account, which apparently belonged to El Chapo's son, Ivan. His response was "an obscene suggestion" involving the Mexican president and his mother.
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