We Should Have Seen these Signs Between El Chapo and Kate del Castillo

Are you all caught up on your El Chapo news? By now, you MUST be aware that the meeting between actor Sean Penn and Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán was set up by Kate del Castillo. According to Penn’s Rolling Stone piece, El Chapo began communicating with the Mexican actress in 2012 after she tweeted that she trusted El Chapo more than Mexico’s government. When El Chapo was captured in 2014, he began receiving offers from Hollywood studios to sell his story. El Chapo was interested, but he decided the only person he could trust with his story was Kate del Castillo.

That’s why a video excerpt of Rolling Stone’s video interview begins with this title card:

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Credit: Kate del Castillo Productions / Rolling Stone

When the news spread that the star of La Reina del Sur was involved with El Chapo, most people thought:


But were we really THAT surprised? Maybe the signs were there… and we just… didn’t notice them until now.


I mean, here she is, partying with Sean Penn a few weeks ago…

Una noche llena de #HONOR A night full of #HONOR #SeanPenn #MariachiLosReyes #livewithHONOR #TequilaHonor

A photo posted by Kate del Castillo (@katedelcastillo) on

Pre-gaming for their El Chapo meeting?

del Castillo DID say she sometimes feels like Anastasia Cardona, the drug trafficker she played in Dueños del Paraíso.

Hay días que así me siento… Some days I just own it… #DDP #netflix #AnastasiaCardona

A photo posted by Kate del Castillo (@katedelcastillo) on

“Some days I just own it.”

Just a few months ago, she said she missed Teresa Mendoza, the drug kingpin she played in La Reina del Sur.

Para mi siempre serás mi Güerito! ? #tbt #extrañandoateresamendoza #lareinadelsur

A photo posted by Kate del Castillo (@katedelcastillo) on

She also told Univision’s A Primera Hora that she stood by her 2012 tweet about El Chapo.

She called El Chapo a “delincuente,” but later fired a shot at politicians: “Hay mas delincuentes, nada mas se visten de corbatas.”

She also posted this message on Instagram:

Not convinced? OK. How about this one? YOGA SINALOENSE. If that’s not a smoking gun, what is?

What do yoga Sinaloense and El Chapo have in common? THEY’RE BOTH FROM SINALOA!!! Cue the music:

WE SHOULD HAVE SEEN THE SIGNS. You fooled us all, Kate. ?

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9 Explanations to Why Latinas are Forever Alone


9 Explanations to Why Latinas are Forever Alone

We need to stop wondering why we’re single.

We have trust issues.

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Thanks to our favorite birthday tradition, we no longer know whom to trust.

We have unrealistic expectations about romance.

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And we blame telenovelas.

READ: Expectations Guys Have of Their Latina GFs

Also to blame, our parents.

Big Think

Because they don’t let us speak to anyone of the opposite sex until we’re 30. By then, it’s far too late.

Because no one wants to date a family of 27.

You know if you date us, you date our entire family.

And because we wanted to be good, religious citizens of the world.

We had to wait until marriage, which means many guys shut us out completely because they weren’t willing to wait. Assh*les.

Comadreamos too much.

Our girlfriends know how to get dirt on the guy who’s trying to date us and that sometimes ruins it.

Also, our girlfriends > new guy.

I’m not replacing my girls for a random I-just-met men. Not worth the chance.

Our role models taught us guys aren’t necessary.

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Credit: Luis Hernandez

You know what Paquita says ?.

Maybe our expectations are just too high.

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We want to be treated like royalty every day.

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