by WAYNE MADSEN | INFOWARS.COM | JULY 22, 2015
Joaquin Guzman Loera, also known as “El Chapo” (“Shorty”), the feared and elusive chieftain of the Mexican Sinaloa narcotics cartel, was a guest of honor at the 2011 Mexican state governors’ conference held in Mazatlan, according to a well-placed source who contacted the Wayne Madsen Report.
On July 11, 2015, the drug kingpin escaped for the second time from Altiplano prison, a supposedly maximum-security facility located west of Mexico City. El Chapo’s escape came 13 years after he escaped from another maximum security prison, Puente Grande, in Jalisco state. In both cases, El Chapo had help from the inside.
When El Chapo was incarcerated at Puente Grande, he was actually using the prison to run his worldwide drug trafficking empire. The entire prison staff was on El Chapo’s payroll and his easy escape in 2001 was reportedly arranged by then-President Vicente Fox in exchange for a hefty bribe.
WMR’s source, who was visiting the posh Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay resort in Mazatlan, stated that in late June, 2011 guests of the hotel arrived to find Federal police armed with AK-47 assault rifles and black Humvees ringing the grounds and the entrance gate. The police checked all who entered the hotel. Upon entering the lobby, our source noticed a large group of distinguished looking men in suits with one of them, a tall and menacing-looking man, clearly the center of attention.
The man who was attracting all of the attention was the governor of Sinaloa state, Mario López Valdez of the National Action Party (PAN). Ironically, the man who Lopez Valdez defeated in 2010, Jesus Vizcarra Calderon of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), was linked to the Sinaloa Cartel, particularly Ismael Zambada García, who is on the FBI’s “Most Wanted List” and runs Sinaloa drug smuggling operations in Sinaloa and Durango in western Mexico, in addition to Quintana Roo and Cancun on the east coast and Nuevo Leon in the northeast, near Texas.