El Chapo married four times and fathered at least 23 children: 'My only addiction is women'

Although El Chapo, co-founder of the Sinaloa Cartel, succeeded in formulating a criminal syndicate stretched across the globe, he possesses a 'normal IQ'


                            El Chapo married four times and fathered at least 23 children: 'My only addiction is women'
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Jailed Mexican drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán reportedly admitted that the only addiction he ever suffered from was "women" and revealed that he was the father of at least 23 children. The drug lord made the revelation during a tell-all interview with criminologist Mónica Ramírez Cano, who shared a five-second video of the interview session recorded in 2016. Cano, in the post, has interviewed some of the most infamous drug lords of Mexico. 

The renowned criminologist, during the interview, sat across from El Chapo and asked "what have you liked the most Joaquín?" She posted the recording on social media on Monday, September 7. In the interview, Cano asked El Chapo, "What are your addictions?" to which the drug lord replied, "None, my only addiction is women."

El Chapo has been married four times beginning in 1977 to Alejandrina María Salazar Hernández, with who he had four children, including César, Iván Archivaldo, Jesús Alfredo, and Alejandrina Giselle. Chapo then married Estela Peña, a blank clerk, however, they did not have any children together. The drug lord married a third time in the mid-1980s, this time with Griselda López Pérez, the mother of Édgar, Joaquín Jr., Ovidio and Griselda Guadalupe. His final marriage occurred in 2017 with the former beauty queen Emma Coronel. The couple reportedly gave birth to twin daughter, Maria Joaquina and Emali Guadalupe, in August 11. 

Although El Chapo, co-founder of the Sinaloa Cartel, succeeded in formulating a criminal syndicate stretched across the globe, he possesses a "normal IQ," according to Infobae. Cano, while describing the drug lord's mannerisms, said: "He is a respectful person, takes great care of manners, cordial, kind, very reserved, but when you establish trust you can talk with him in an extraordinary way, which allows you to know how his mind operates," reports state. 

El Chapo, during the conversation with Cano, reportedly opened up about how he opposed the kidnapping tactics used my many cartels. He reportedly considers kidnapping the worst crime that could be committed, however, he believes that people become drug users because they want to do drugs. 

"He is not a psychopath. He has psychopathic traits and narcissistic traits that are reflected in a need for admiration, to feel unique and special," Cano said. "What he has is a very important strategic capacity. He knows who to put in the right place, who to remove and how to move his pieces, like in a chess game," she added.

The drug lord is currently serving a life sentence at a supermax penitentiary in Colorado. An appeal on his sentence, however, was filed last week, which argued that a judge made the ruling in the drug lord's case by allowing a jury to hear faulty evidence at his trial. His lawyer, in the appeal presented to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York, wrote: "Chapo Guzmán's prosecution was marred by rampant excess and overreach, both governmental and judicial – needless resorts, if he was really the kingpin extraordinaire his adversaries, insisted," 

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