Photo: Actress Kate del Castillo Believes More in "El Chapo" Guzman Than the Government
Crossover actress Kate del Castillo has stunned many with recent claims that she believes more in the escaped Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman than in governments.
Tuesday, Del Castillo tweeted (a link to her Twextra account), “Today, I believe more in El Chapo Guzman than in the governments who hide truths from me.”
She went on to say that the unspecified “governments” have been “hiding the cures for cancer, AIDS, etc. for their own benefit and enrichment.”
Her statements come just as the U.S. Treasury department has named El Chapo the most powerful drug trafficker in the world.
After his capture, the drug lord escaped a Mexican prison in 2001 by way of a laundry truck. Since his escape, a $7 million bounty has been placed on his head, but he continues to expand his organization, the Sinaloa Cartel. He has also been on Forbes’ list of the world’s richest people with an estimated wealth of $1 billion.
Del Castillo’s 800-word Twitter-linked post continued:
Mr. Chapo, wouldn’t it be great if you started trafficking with positive things? With cures for diseases, with food for street children, with alcohol for old people’s homes so they spend their final days doing whatever they like, trafficking with corrupt politicians and not with women and children who wind up as slaves?
Go ahead, dare to, sir, you would be the hero of heroes, let’s traffick with love, you know how.
Del Castillo, 39, who was born Kate del Castillo Negrete Trillo, is a Mexican actress who became well known after her 1991 role as Leticia in the telenovela Muchachitas.
In 2006, she appeared in the Jennifer Lopez and Martin Sheen movie Bordertown about deaths in Ciudad Juarez. Her recent roles include playing Teresa Mendoza on Telemundo’s “La reina del sur”, a Spanish-language series about a woman from Mexico (Mendoza) who becomes the most powerful drug trafficker in southern Spain. The telenovelas ran from February to May 2011.
In 2009, Del Castillo was named Ambassador for the Mexican Commission on Human Rights. The following year she helped launch the Blue Heart Campaign in order to raise awareness and fight human trafficking.