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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:

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…

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

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

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

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:

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