Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, American puppet[?] treated like royalty

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Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is in federal lockup, up on the tenth floor of Manhattan’s Metropolitan Correctional Center, second in security only to the ultra-super-max in Colorado. There are more than forty witnesses ready to testify against him. I’d like to add one more name to that list…

From prison, Guzman will continue to head up the world’s largest drug cartel (concentrating on cocaine, heroin and meth), which is, as expected, also by far the most violent. His Sinaloa thugs have killed more than 30,000 people, a third of the more than 100,000 people assassinated in the Mexican drug war. That’s not counting the millions whose lives were destroyed by his drugs right around the world, and millions more for succeeding generations. He is largely responsible for the rampant drug use in these USA, and is indirectly responsible for all the crime and murder and family sorrow related to the presence of drugs. Anyone who has ever helped him now has a debt of honor to work against him…

I would have some questions for our own government about all this, you know, why it seems that he was simply our puppet, someone who would destabilize a neighboring country so that it couldn’t possibly prosper. Remember how he was the hero assisting the U.S. government in the investigation of the assassination of Cardinal Ocampo? Remember how we supplied him weapons? Is he here in the USA because he won’t be able to talk much to the outside world about our partnership with him?

I would have some questions for the Mexican government along these lines, such as why Mexico, which wants to see Guzman convicted and imprisoned about 100,000 times more than these USA… why did they give him up to these USA?

Guzman enjoys 240 square feet of floor space. Multiply that by air space up to the ceiling and that’s 2,400 square feet. That’s one hundred times as much space as American prisoners in, say, the New Hampshire State Prison for Men, where inmates get a total of 24 square feet, that is, a coffin sized bunk two feet high, two feet wide and six feet long. That’s it. These USA treat Guzman like royalty. Why is that?

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3 responses to “Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, American puppet[?] treated like royalty

  1. elizdelphi

    last year some of my catechism students (they all are from immigrant families) disturbingly had an attitude that El Chapo was a hero who helped people. I did my best to disabuse them of that of course. I can imagine that among the prison population in Mexico there would be a lot of people who had bought into the propaganda and saw El Chapo as being on their side. In the US there is far less likelihood of him coming into contact with people who admire him. I don’t know much about law, after the criminal trial can we have a civil suit and win millions or billions of dollars from him to try to help repair the devastation and misery that has been wrought?

  2. Father George David Byers

    Excellent question, elizdelphi. Of course, you’ll have to win over the State Department on that one.

    People can rave about el Chapo being their hero, but, don’t forget, they are scared to death of him. People who are scared to death can say anything.

  3. elizdelphi

    That is true about fear, one of the same kids said something another time about how you have to do what the Mexican mafia type people say or you will be dead, what he said made me wonder if his family had active fears about that for some reason. That kid fortunately is still in catechism this year and stuck his head in my classroom door and smiled this last Sunday, this is encouraging. He and another boy were always hyper and talkative and one day when they had been singing “La Cucaracha” and going on in Spanish about chupacabras I said “Be quiet! you are a chupacabra and a cucaracha!” Everyone cracked up as he blushed. Good times. He was one of the most improved students though by the end of the year so I gave him the graphic novel about St Francis of Assisi and an orphan boy “Loupio” as a special prize which he was delighted with.

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