El Chapo Guzmán: the day Culiacán ran out of roses for Mother’s Day because the drug trafficker was in mourning

Last Wednesday, December 15, the United States made official a millionaire figure as a reward for the capture of each of the children of drug trafficker Joaquín el Chapo Guzmán.

The US authorities offered US $ 5 million for information that led to the capture of Ovidio Guzmán López, Iván Archivaldo Guzmán, Jesús Alfredo Guzmán and Joaquín Guzmán López.

However, in that list it does not appear Édgar Guzmán López, the Moreno, The eldest son of the former head of the Sinaloa cartel, for one reason: he was killed on May 8, 2008 in Culiacán, Sinaloa.

The event is remembered for a very peculiar aspect: May 10, Mother’s Day, there were no roses in all that town to entertain the women.

According to a publication of the newspaper El Tiempo and in testimony collected from people close to the Guzmán Loera, Moreno was the most beloved son of Joaquín Guzmán.

And the thing is that there was something that, in the opinion of journalists and historians, weighed on Chapo’s conscience: apparently his first-born son He hadn’t wanted to get involved in his father’s dirty business.

Those were moments when the Beltrán Leyva brothers they had already become enemies of the Sinaloa cartel, and, apparently, they perpetrated the attack against the older Guzmán.

Édgar Guzmán was shot when leaving a shopping center by hitmen who shot him at point-blank range. In fact César Loera Guzmán, Chapo’s nephew, also died and Arturo Meza, son of Blanca Cázares, the Empress.

Shortage of roses

On the day of your son’s funeral, El Chapo ordered to buy all the roses that were available in the city of Culiacán.

Some say that even millions of petals were thrown from aircraft on that date in fields and properties of Guzmán Loera.

Media calculate that the roses bought that day there were more or less 50 thousand, which left the people with nothing to give to their mothers in their day.

The event was immortalized in the corrido 50 thousand roses, played by Lupillo Rivera.


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