Editor’s Note: This story first appeared online at the LATimes.com. We reprint in part here.
Last night, Rolling Stone magazine published an interview with Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán Loera,conducted by Hollywood actor Sean Penn. Mexican actress Kate del Castillo was also present at the meeting, which took place last September 28. Penn later made a detailed narration of the events for the magazine, and recalled a 7-hour conversation with the drug lord who was absolutely unapologetic and seemed very much at ease while talking to the actor. In addition, Guzmán also dedicated a video interview to del Castillo and Penn. Here are 10 revelations the kinpin told the actor:
- He’s not a drinker: “I don’t usually drink,” he says, “but I want to drink with you.”
- He would like to invest his money: “[Guzmán] would aspire to the energy sector, but that his funds, being illicit, restrict his investment opportunities
- He gets his money laundered by corporations in Mexico and abroad: “He notes with delighted disdain several [companies] through which his money has been laundered, and who take their own cynical slice of the narco pie.”