“One starts to get young at the age of sixty and then it is too late.”
- Pablo Picasso
Today in 1957 Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman, founder of the Sinaloa cartel, was born to a family of petty criminals and low-level drug traffickers in Badiraguato, Sinaloa, Mexico. Today, the petite sized narco controls a giant size criminal organization earning $3 billion in annual tax-free revenue from the manufacturing, distribution and sales of illegal drugs. He is arguably the most recognized face of Mexico’s drug wars and his life story is legendary.
Guzman has bedded some of the most beautiful women, is the first narco to make the Forbes billionaire list and then there are those two jail escapes from allegedly maximum security prisons in Mexico. He is said to be quiet and reserved but ruthless and brilliant in his business dealings. He is credited with creating some of the most innovative transportation methods for bringing his illegal drugs to his number one client base: the U.S.
Guzman and the Sinaloa cartel have dug more elaborate tunnels under the U.S.-Mexico border, than their nearest rivals.
El Chapo, thanks to his January 19, 2017 extradition to the U.S. from Mexico will be celebrating his 60th birthday at 150 Park Row at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in lower Manhattan. Specifically he will be eating cake (doubtful) on the 10th-floor in the Special Housing Unit in a 20x12 foot cell.
We don’t expect anyone will be singing ‘Las Mañanitas’ which is the traditional way to start your birthday day in Mexico.
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