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How Kate Del Castillo met Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman




A woman reads La Jornada newspaper in Mexico City, on January 10, 2016 which shows a picture of drug lord Joaquin Guzman, aka
A woman reads La Jornada newspaper in Mexico City, on January 10, 2016 which shows a picture of drug lord Joaquin Guzman, aka "El Chapo" (R), shaking hands with US actor Sean Penn. The Hollywood-worthy recapture of "El Chapo" took a stunning turn as authorities sought to question Penn over his interview with the Mexican drug kingpin. A federal official told AFP that the attorney general's office wants to talk with Penn and Mexican actress Kate del Castillo about their secretive meeting with Guzman in October, three months before his capture on January 8, 2016.
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The story of how Mexican actress Kate Del Castillo met Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is a story made for Hollywood. It involves journalism, lust and one of the world's most notorious drug lords, but more than anything, it's a story about the wonderful intricacies of human behavior. 

You might recall that El Chapo was captured earlier this year in the Mexican state of Sinaloa. Officials say they were able to track the fugitive thanks, in part, to a meeting Guzman had with Sean Penn and Castillo.

Penn wrote about that meeting in a piece for Rolling Stone Magazine, but that's his side of the story. It was Castillo's side that journalist Robert Draper looked into for an article in the New Yorker. And he joins Alex Cohen to talk about it.

To hear the conversation click on the link embedded at the top of the post.



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