Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is currently on trial in New York City for alleged crimes carried out by his Sinaloa Cartel over decades. Emma Coronel Aispuro is visiting the trial as much as she can to get a glimpse of her husband. This week, El Chapo’s beauty queen wife gave a very rare interview where she defended her drug cartel husband and provided some answers that qualify her as the smartest person ever.
“Let’s go back a few years, about six or seven years. You’ve said that you’ve doubted the accusations against your husband. That you’ve doubted that he’s involved in all of these things people say he’s involved in,” the journalist bravely says. “Did you ever notice anything strange in your house?” Aispuro replied, “Of course not.” Smart answer. Smart answer indeed.
That’s a much better answer than saying, “Well, Joaquin wearing a Kevlar vest around a day was kind of weird. Now that you mention it, the 14 sniper nests surrounding our house seemed a bit peculiar. The rocket launchers in our bedroom looked a smidge out of place. I always thought it was a little strange that we had a zoo in the backyard that had crocodiles and panthers, it seemed like something only an insane drug kingp… Oh my god, Joaquin is an insane drug kingpin!”
Now you can classify Aispuro’s obvious lie as a loyal ride or die chick, but let’s be honest, if she says anything but, “I’ve never seen my husband kill a fly let so he couldn’t possibly be the leader of a cutthroat drug cartel that murdered tens of thousands of people.” First off, if she admits she observed Guzman orchestrating the deaths of politicians and at least six American DEA agents she could see herself being put on trial.
Another superb reason for Emma to say that her husband is not a murderous druglord is because her husband is in fact a murderous druglord. There are estimates that El Chapo and the Sinaloa Cartel killed 70,000 people. It could easily be 70,001.
“He ordered his hit men to locate, kidnap, torture, interrogate, shoot and kill those rivals,” Assistant US Attorney Adam Fels said at the trial last month. “Not even Guzman’s own family members were immune.”
Remember, the Sinaloa Cartel is not exactly forgiving sweethearts to people who betray them or who are not on their team. Sicarios from the dangerous Sinaloa Cartel beheaded a man in 2010, peeled off his face, stitched it to a soccer ball. You don’t rat out the Sinaloa Cartel.
Also from the Telemundo interview, Aispuro blamed prosecutors and the media for creating this mystique that her husband is a criminal mastermind. “Sometimes I feel the media has overexposed him,” the 28-year-old Aispuro explained. “I feel people created an image of him, and they want that image to remain in the public’s consciousness. It’s the image that sells. So when someone says he’s a humble and simple man, they don’t like to hear that.”
“They don’t want to bring him down from the pedestal to make him more like he is, a normal, ordinary person,” Aispuro said. You guys, El Chapo is just a normal, ordinary, simple man just like you and me, he just so happens to also have a worldwide murder/narcotics empire. Aispuro said that her kingpin husband enjoys all of the media attention. “I think he did like it, he does like it a little,” she said.
Emma, who was born in California, was an 18-year-old teen beauty pageant winner when she married the then 53-year-old Guzman. A real Pretty Woman romance. Aispuro said, “I’m content with the life that I have, the life that I was given, and the husband that I have, of the daughters that I have, of the family that I have. I am very satisfied.” Being the wife of the leader of a worldwide criminal empire that controlled as much as 60 percent of Mexico’s drug trade by 2012 and made approximately $14 billion would probably be pretty satisfying.
El Chapo was extradited from Mexico to the U.S. where he is facing 17 charges of trafficking $19 billion of cocaine into the country over decades and murdering anyone who dared challenge his criminal enterprise.