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The instagram Posts of El Chapo’s Sons And Other Narcos Are Still Online For Everyone To See

Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán is currently being held in prison in New York and will face a trial set to begin in November. If convicted on charges related to international drug-trafficking, El Chapo faces a life behind bars. The upcoming trial has not prompted his sons to scrub their social media accounts and take down their profiles, even after purportedly saying last year that a fellow cartel leader tried to kill them. 

Although the validity of El Chapo’s sons’ social media profiles comes into question, there is no doubt the posts show a gasp-inducing, eye-widening look behind the life of a drug cartel boss. This is what social media followers can still see and comment on…

The most recent post on his son Iván Archivaldo Guzman’s Instagram account was back in 2017, but a quick look through his 9-post profile shows some of “El Chapito’s”ostentatious displays of wealth.

https://www.instagram.com/p/2hTLYYDvIT/?hl=en&taken-by=ivanarchivaldoguzmansalazar

Here you have a private jet awaited back in May of 2015, which Guzman captioned, “Hay que seguir trabajando” (you have to keep working.)

In a post dating back to May 10, 2015, he fanned out over $2,000 in cash.

https://www.instagram.com/p/2hOEdzjvMO/?hl=en&taken-by=ivanarchivaldoguzmansalazar

In another post uploaded that same day, some users commented in Spanish “Dame chamba haha” (give me work) and “Regálame unos billetitos” (give me some little bills.)

On Twitter, the posts of jets and cash are still up, even though his brother Jesús Alfredo Guzmán’s account has been suspended.

Translation: (“I distract myself with women, but I’m always aware of my tasks.”)

Guzman’s Facebook profile is still visible, although his last few posts were also from 2015.

https://www.facebook.com/503433706472751/photos/pcb.503435313139257/503434823139306/?type=3&theater

And El Chapo’s son isn’t the only one taking to social media to showcase his lifestyle.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BloI2rVDtnu/?hl=en&taken-by=narcocolombiano

The first post on his profile shows four guns on top of a Porsche, with an accompanying caption of “For protection.”

Another post shows money, guns and expensive brand labels.

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bkmk5YKHrUs/?hl=en&taken-by=narcocolombiano

In another Instagram account titled @narcocultura_, there are several photos showing gold plates, guns, and cash on a table.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BkP-PG_g6GT/?hl=en&taken-by=narcocultura_

The post is captioned in Spanish, “los tiempos de antes,” translated as: way back when.

Will social media companies continue to suspend these accounts or will these drug cartel leaders continue to snap a photo and upload? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.


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It’s No Surprise El Chapo’s Wife Is In Jail, Her TikTok Was A Look Inside #CartelLife

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It’s No Surprise El Chapo’s Wife Is In Jail, Her TikTok Was A Look Inside #CartelLife

The recent arrest of Emma Coronel Aispuro – the wife of drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzman – follows a telenovela-style life that straddled hyper-violent Mexican cartels, fame and motherhood. And it’s a life that Coronel shared with her thousands of followers on social media platforms like TikTok. Here Emma Coronel tik tok

The former beauty queen used social media to give her fans a peek into the luxurious life she lived and helped birth the large #CartelLife movement that is booming on apps like TikTok.

Parties, TikTok and Reality Shows: the luxuries of Emma Coronel.

Although Emma Coronel Aispuro is now in the news for her recent arrest in the U.S., she was all about flaunting her larger than life and luxurious lifestyle. She has long stood out for sharing her life of luxury on social media, and many of her videos went viral for her dancing and singing.

Since being arrested and brought up on charges related to drug trafficking, Coronel now faces a minimum sentence of 10 years behind bars and even life imprisonment, in addition to an eventual $10 million fine, should she be found guilty of the charges.

But before being placed in a maximum security prison, Coronel was a social media influencer that helped bring the world into the #CartelLife.

Coronel’s social media life was a window into the world of Mexican drug cartels.

emma coronel tik tok

In 2018, Coronel decorated her home to mimic that of everyone’s beloved Barbie, in order to celebrate the birthday of her daughters. At the meeting there were even rides, inflatables and an incredible spread of all kinds.

Then, on her own birthday, images of her celebration went viral where she posed with some friends near a pool, as well as a table decorated as white candles.

In 2019, Coronel tried to launch her own clothing brand, inspired by her husband’s nickname. The company “El Chapo Guzmán JGL LLC”, would focus on wallets, sweatshirts, blouses and pants, among other items, but it failed to take off.

She even appeared on a VH1 show to share just how “normal” she was.

Emma Coronel has also participated in the reality show “Cartel Crew”, produced by the VH1 channel, where she spoke about the disadvantages of being the wife of a drug trafficker, since she says that she is judged by the people who don’t truly know her.

“It is very unfortunate that they judge us without knowing us. It’s hard because sometimes you want to do what you see everyone around you doing […] We are normal,” she said during her run on the show.

The son of El Chapo has also turned to TikTok to flaunt his millionaire lifestyle.

emma coronel tik tok

El Chapo’s wife isn’t the only one who has taken to social media to share her luxurious life. Jesus Alfredo Guzman, one of the drug lord’s sons, – who is already on US’s Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)’s most-wanted fugitive list – has also created a TikTok account and quickly amassed more than 15,000 followers.

So far, he’s only shared six videos but they reveal his luxurious and extravagant mansion, which includes an indoor movie theatre and a swimming pool decorated with pillars and fountains.

Although it cannot be confirmed that it is officially the account of Jesús Alfredo, the profile appears to indicate that it could be an authentic. He also spares no details on his fleet of supercars, including three Rolls-Royces, an Audi R8, a white Bentley, and an azure blue Lamborghini.

The clips are all set to narcocorridos, a controversial ballad-style music with lyrics that speak approvingly of illegal activities, mainly drug trafficking.

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El Chapo’s Wife Turns Herself In After Being Charged With Drug Smuggling and Trying to Break Him Out of Jail

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El Chapo’s Wife Turns Herself In After Being Charged With Drug Smuggling and Trying to Break Him Out of Jail

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They say art imitates life, but sometimes, it’s the other way around. Once in a while, the news seems like it’s simply replaying scenes from La Reina del Sur. Especially the latest update on El Chapo’s wife.

On Monday Emma Coronel Aispuro, the wife of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, turned herself into the United States FBI on charges of international drug trafficking.

The U.S. authorities are charging Coronel with helping Guzmán smuggle drugs across the border, break out of prison, and bribe corrupt officials. According to anonymous officials, the U.S. authorities have had their eye on her for a while now.

For years, El Chapo’s wife Emma Coronel has insisted that she had nothing to do with her husband’s illegal activities. Because she always maintained her innocence, the former teen beauty-queen was able to keep a high profile since her husband was imprisoned in 2019. She was active on social media, gave interviews to news outlets, and even appeared on a reality series.

Coronel was born in San Francisco, but grew up in Mexico near El Chapo’s “territory”.

Her father was a prominent member of El Chapo’s cartel, and according to experts, she “grew up with knowledge of the narcotics trafficking industry.” She married Guzmán when she was 18-years-old. He was 50. Her and Guzmán have 9-year-old twin daughters together. As of now, the girls’ whereabouts are unknown.

According to official documents, the FBI has evidence that Coronel was a liaison between El Chapo and his sons, “Los Chapitos” when they were planning his notorious prison escape in 2015. Coronel also stands accused of acting as a messenger and negotiator for payments to corrupt authorities.

As of now, people are speculating that Coronel turned herself in in exchange for leniency.

“Her attorney at sentencing is going to argue, ‘She took it upon herself to face charges,’ she didn’t make the government go out and arrest and extradite her,” an anonymous source told Vice. “She came out of Mexico. It would have been quite a process to get her extradited.”

According to reports, Colonel faces 10 years to life in prison, and a fine of up to $10 million USD.

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