Lawyer for Mexican Drug Lord ,Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera popularly known as El Chapo Guzmán has threatened to sue Netflix and Univision if they air a new series on the imprisoned Mexican drug lord’s life without payment. Andrés Granados told the Associated Press in a statement saying that the drug lord has to give authorization since he is not dead. He also went ahead to say that El Chapo could provide more “information” to make the Netflix series a better project for the latter. Earlier this month, Netflix and Univision made known plans to make an original film about El Chapo to air in 2017. However, some details came up about the upcoming film with Univision releasing its first trailer which features a series of scenes representing different eras and aspects of Mexico — tainted in rivers of blood.
The Mexican Drug Lord heads the Sinaloa Cartel, a criminal organization named after the Mexican Pacific coast state of Sinaloa where it was formed. He became Mexico’s top drug kingpin in 2003 after the arrest of his rival Osiel Cardenas of the Gulf Cartel, and is considered the “most powerful drug trafficker in the world” by the United State Department of the Treasury.
Each year from 2009 to 2011 Forbes magazine ranked Guzmán as one of the most powerful people in the world, ranking 41st, 60th, and 55th respectively. He was thus the second most powerful man in Mexico, after Carlos Slim. He was named as the 10th richest man in Mexico (1,140th in the world) in 2011, with a net worth of roughly US$1 billion. The magazine also calls him the “biggest drug lord of all time”, and the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) estimates he has surpassed the influence and reach of Pablo Escobar, and now considers him “the godfather of the drug world”. In 2013, the Chicago Crime Commission named Guzmán “Public Enemy Number One” for the influence of his criminal network in Chicago, though there is no evidence that Guzmán has ever been in that city. The last person to receive such notoriety was Al Capone in 1930.
Guzmán’s Sinaloa Cartel transports multi-ton cocaine shipments from Colombia through Mexico to the United States, the world’s top consumer, and has distribution cells throughout the U.S. The organization has also been involved in the production, smuggling and distribution of Mexican methamphetamine, majiruana, ecstasy (MDMA) and heroin across both North America and Europe. By the time of his 2014 arrest, Guzmán had exported more drugs to the United States than anyone else: more than 500 tons (450,000 kg) of cocaine in the U.S. alone.
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You can watch the trailer below.