LATimes: Actress Kate Del Castillo urged ‘El Chapo’ to use his power for good, brokered meeting with Sean Penn

January 1oth 2016, Deborah Bonello — Mexican film and TV actress Kate Del Castillo has long been a household name in her home country, known for playing tough female roles and speaking out on social issues.

She also has openly expressed admiration for drug kingpins — she played one in her most famous role — and once urged Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to use his power and ill-gotten gains for good.

That plea apparently led to communication between Del Castillo and representatives of Guzman’s and ultimately to a meeting between the fugitive drug lord and actor Sean Penn. And that meeting, Mexican authorities say, led to Guzman’s capture in a shootout on Friday in the seaside town of Los Mochis, in his native state of Sinaloa.

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