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Rolling Stone Releases El Chapo Interview


El Chapo Full Interview Image credit: ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images; Video credit: Wenner: Rolling Stone
El Chapo Full Interview Image credit: ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images; Video credit: Wenner: Rolling Stone

In one of those weird moments where life resembles a movie, Joaquin Guzman, the head of the Sinaloa cartel better known as El Chapo, sat down in 2015 to answer interview questions sent to him by none other than Sean Penn.

Although Penn met with Guzman, or El Chapo, as you can read all about in Penn's lengthy piece for Rolling Stone, he wasn't present at Guzman's interview, but he did send questions.

The video above contains 10 minutes of that exclusive 17-minute interview. The video isn't great quality, but it does shed light on how a kid from "a very humble family, very poor" grew up to be one of the world's biggest and most wanted drug lords. See for yourself.