El Chapo’s daughter hosts lavish wedding in Culiacán
Alejandrina Gisselle Guzmán Salazar married Edgar Cazares in Culiacán, Sinaloa - Photo: File Photo/EL UNIVERSAL

El Chapo’s daughter hosts lavish wedding in Culiacán

04/02/2020
12:18
Reuters
Mexico City
Stefanie Eschenbacher
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Alejandrina Guzmán has been capitalizing on “El Chapo’s fame with the launch of the “El Chapo 701” clothing line

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Alejandrina Gisselle Guzmán Salazar, the daughter of convicted Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán married Edgar Cazares, another offspring of a drug empire in a lavish ceremony held in the cathedral of Culiacán, Sinaloa, in a new display of her family’s power in the heartland of the Sinaloa Cartel.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Blanca Margarita Cazares was sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury in 2007 for her “sophisticated money laundering apparatus” and links to Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada García and Víctor Emilio Cazares of the Sinaloa Cartel.

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According to reports, the bride’s brother, Ovidio Guzmán, was present at the wedding. In October 2019, the Sinaloa Cartel launched shooting, attacks, and blockades to force authorities to free Ovidio Guzmán, who had been detained by security forces.

The wedding took place on January 25. Photographs and videos were shared on social media, which showed the performance of singer Julión Álvarez and the band Calibre 50, as well as fireworks, and yellow tape around the cathedral to forbid people from entering the private ceremony.

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A source at the Roman Catholic Diocese of Culiacán confirmed the wedding took place but declined to provide details.

The Sinaloa Cartel is now led by Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán’s sons, known as “Los Chapitos”, Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada, and other associates.

Meanwhile, his daughter Alejandrina has been capitalizing on El Chapo’s fame with the launch of the “El Chapo 701” clothing brand last year. In January 2020, she launched an “El Chapo” beer.

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