January 12th, 2016 (ICR News) Rolling Stone released the full 17-minute interview (above) of Mexican drug lord, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán on Tuesday.
Just months prior to the Friday arrest of the Mexican drug lord, American actor and political activist, Sean Penn had traveled in secret through the Mexican jungle to meet with El Chapo, then America’s most wanted international fugitive.
Upon meeting Penn, the drug lord consented to an interview at a later time.
According to Rolling Stone, it ultimately “proved impossible to do the interview in-person, but Penn sent questions and El Chapo agreed to record his responses on videotape.”
“Without being present, Penn could neither control the questioning, nor prod for elaborations into his responses,” Rolling Stone said in releasing the video on Tuesday.
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