El Chapos Mum Asks Donald Trump For Humanitarian Visa

The mother of jailed Mexican drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman has reportedly sent a letter to US President Donald Trump begging for a humanitarian visa to visit her son behind bars in New York.

The drug lord’s lawyer Jose Luis Rodriguez Mez says Guzman’s mother Consuelo Loera, 62, sent the letter to the President of the United States asking for a humanitarian visa to visit her son, who is being held in a New York prison.

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The arrest of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman

He said in an interview with Radio Formula: “There was no answer (from president Trump) but we have a document from DHL (a courier service) saying it was delivered to the White House.”

The lawyer added that the visa that Lorea was notified she would receive a month ago has not been given to her, saying: “There has been no information from the embassy, but we believe that Trump will give the visa at least to the mum, because they are humanitarian acts after all.”

Chapo was found guilty in the United States of importing at least 1,213,000 kilogrammes of cocaine, and 1,440 kilogrammes of the base of cocaine, 222 kilogrammes of heroin, and 50,000 kilogrammes of cannabis over 25 years.

A day before the lawyer’s statement, it is reported that the federal prosecutors in the USA asked for Guzman to be handed a minimum of a life sentence plus 30 years in prison.

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Maria Consuelo Loera Perez, the mother of Chapo Guzman

The drug lord’s mother had previously asked Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to help her obtain a visa to visit her son in the New York prison. The president said he would try to help her get the visa.

Guzman will be sentenced on 17th July.

In the United States, humanitarian visas are also called humanitarian parole and can be given out on urgent humanitarian grounds. Recipients of humanitarian visas are usually people who would not normally be allowed into the country.

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Story By: Ana LacasaSub-EditorJoseph Golder, Agency: Central European News

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