Torture, prison and death. The fate of 'El Chapo' Guzmán women

This was the fate of the women who were a couple of the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, persecution, torture, prison and even death.

Image: Twitter screenshot
Image: Twitter screenshot

Being a couple of the most famous capo in the world means having a place in criminal history, but in many cases, it also means having to pay a high price.

If there is one characteristic that defines the Mexican Joaquín El Chapo Guzmán, it is that of being an extremely womanizing man. Not for nothing the criminologist Monica Ramirez, who had the opportunity to interview him on different occasions, described him as a man "addicted to women".

Before the criminologist formally recognized 10 couples, of which, some had very unfavorable outcomes: they were arrested or are under the watch of the highest spheres of the US police, although there was also a case in which one of his girlfriends was brutally tortured before dying.

Zulema and 'El Chapo' Guzmán, love between the prison bars that ended in tragedy

Her body appeared in the trunk of a car on December 17, 2008, the prints indicated that before she was killed she was tortured and it shows the zeta letters that marked her breasts, her back, her abdomen, and her buttocks.

Her name was Zulema Yulia Hernández, a former inmate who during her stay in the high-security prison of Puente Grande, in the state of Jalisco, had been the lover of the world's most famous drug trafficker, Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán Loera.

There are different versions about her death, but the most commented is that she was killed by the Cartel de los Zetas, which at that time disputed territories to Guzmán Loera and that is why her body was marked (with the letter Z).

"A lot has been said about Zulema's death and one of the versions that is most there is that when she leaves (from prison) and how El Chapo and Los Zetas are at war, that's why she gets so many zetas in her body , but one day I ended up meeting a person very close to Zulema's brother and he told me that her brother and she were involved in the theft of trailers and stole a trailer that should not have been stolen, tortured and end up murdered in that way "Alejandro Almazán, a journalist and writer who has collaborated in the production of scripts for different series on drug trafficking in Mexico, told Infobae.

The truth, those who know the subject agree, is that Zulema's love for the capo was never in doubt, despite the fact that their romance lasted while Guzmán Loera was in the same jail and that in the end he used her as a kind of "gift" to other inmates of Puente Grande, the prison from which he fled for the first time on January 19, 2001.

Lucero Sánchez, the 'Chapodiputada'

Known as the 'Chapodiputada', she was unleashed from the Chamber of Deputies of the Congress of the Union, on June 13, 2017, before a process against her for the crime of forgery of documents.

This, because supposedly she used a false voter's credential, in the name of Devany Vianey Villatoro Pérez, with whom she allegedly visited 'El Chapo' in 2014 when he was held in the Federal Center for Social Readaptation (Cefereso) No. 1 of ' The Altiplano ', before his escape occurred in June 2015.

She was arrested in the United States in June 2017, after crossing to ask for asylum in this country.

Sánchez, who said she met Guzmán in 2010, became a legislator in Sinaloa. While she was seeing him, Guzmán was married to Emma Coronel, with whom he has two daughters.

Lucero Guadalupe Sánchez reported during the capo trial the romantic relationship that she maintained while buying marijuana for him at the same time.

María Alejandrina Salazar Hernández, the real wife of 'Chapo'

El Chapo "and María Alejandrina would have married in Culiacán, Sinaloa when Guzmán Loera was 20 and she was 19 years old.

They both married in 1977 and procreated Iván Archivaldo, Jesús Alfredo, Alejandrina Giselle, and César Guzmán Salazar

Jesus Alfredo, better known as El Alfredito, is on the list of the most wanted by the DEA.

The United States included her in its list of people with whom it is forbidden to do any kind of business. María Alejandrina was singled out for participating in the money laundering network of the Sinaloa Cartel.

Griselda Guadalupe López, the second wife

Griselda married El Chapo in the mid-eighties. With her, he had four children: Joaquín, who is known to have studied business administration; Édgar, executed in 2008 in Culiacán; Ovidio and Griselda Guadalupe.

López Pérez, who also calls herself Karla Pérez Rojo, was arrested in Mexico in 2010 because her financial records showed income higher than that reported to the Treasury, but she was released after giving her statement to the public prosecutor.

Emma Coronel, the current woman of 'El Chapo'

She is the current wife of the capo and since her rise to fame, she has excelled because of her particular style and her unconditional support for the drug trafficker.

She was born on July 2, 1989, in California, but it was in Mexico where she grew up.

Until the age of 17, her life was like that of any other young woman. But things changed forever after she was crowned Queen of the Coffee and Guava Festival, drawing the attention of Joaquín Guzmán.

Although she had a boyfriend back then, El Chapo was conquering her with "details" and, finally, she "fell in love". Being 18 years old he married Guzmán Loera, who then had 52. Four years later, her twin daughters María Joaquina and Emalí Guadalupe were born in the United States. A remarkable feature of Emma is that she has patiently endured each of the scandals that have linked her husband to other women.

Until recently, she had been cleared of all the accusations that her husband had been adjudicated in a New York court, but on Wednesday, January 23, she was accused of participating in serious crime for the first time. Dámaso López Núñez, aka El Licenciado, said that the former beauty queen helped coordinate the Chapo escape from the Altiplano Prison in July 2015.

The former partner of the Sinaloa cartel leader said that Emma gave him "instructions" to outwit the authorities of the Altiplano penitentiary, from where he escaped through a tunnel that led to his cell. According to his statement, Colonel spoke with the other cartel members to coordinate the escape and could even have infiltrated the prison with a GPS watch to guide the diggers.