I know his mother!”, But one of the crew shouted back a warning: “Do you want to go, too, señora?”. Karol Suarez is a Venezuela-born journalist based out of Mexico City who covers Latin America. He’d been beaten so badly that he had little memory. “If my son is alive, if he is watching or listening to this — or someone knows where he is — please tell me where my son is. Another day, and I did not find him.

Silvia had heard of narco commands kidnapping people. “I’m going to find you, my boy. They offer one another support, help with legal advice. This cartel has plagued hundreds of Mexican mothers as their kids have disappeared. Cristopher Rogel Blanquet is a Mexican photojournalist who worked for The Courier Journal on this project. Joe Biden was once known as the “poorest man in Congress”, but is now a millionaire.

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That at that moment they tell you all those things?”. What she doesn’t know is whether he’s dead or alive. Prosecutors asked neighbors what they knew. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. “I said 'fortunately' it is not, but now I say 'unfortunately' it is not because the uncertainty of looking for him is worse than knowing where he is and being able to rest.”.

No body unearthed to prove he was dead. In a way, kidnapping El Chapo’s sons served as Mencho’s coming-out party. As a Catholic, Silvia is left with aching worry that if her son is dead, his soul won’t rest until he’s buried in holy ground. It was many hours.

But that’s what her sister-in-law was telling her.

She has a bachelor's degree in journalism and communications from the Yacambu University in her native Barquisimeto in Venezuela. El Mencho — CJNG’s leader — has “zero concern for human life,” Donahue said from his Mexico City office.

They put pressure on authorities to make sure fingerprints of the dead are taken and recorded before the bodies are interred.

Sometimes she thinks the cartel threatened harm to his family in a way that allows him never to return.

“When I go to the prosecutor’s office I say I am not looking for guilt or want to know why they took him,” Silvia said. “You are in shock. She never imagined her family could be taken. Romero on the right. They took Jorge on July 19, 2017, she said.

At night, you go to bed with the uncertainty of whether tomorrow will appear. To be careful of what they post on social media. How did the Democratic presidential candidate earn his fortune? Last month, it was reported that Jalisco had ordered a group of assassins to hunt down the sons of rival drug lord El Chapo, who was arrested and jailed last year.

Two wall fans spun the hot summer air as the traffic noise from the street threatened to drown out her story. “He will appear.”.

Some to work for the cartel, others because they knew something they shouldn’t. Mi negrito, she calls him. Sarah Ladd, a breaking news reporter at The Courier Journal since August, contributed research to this report.

It is also reported that he stands as number one on the DEA's most-wanted list. explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. And to Mexico City. Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. The neighbor hurried back inside, afraid to tell police. The Sinaloa Cartel is an extremely powerful cartel that’s been around much longer than the CJNG.

It was an armed command.”.

In the state of Jalisco, where Silvia and Eduardo live, violence is an everyday worry. She finally left the grocery and traveled the half-hour to their home in Atemajac del Valle. She ran outside. They’d left a store and started to cross the street when two vans filled with armed men hemmed them in.

Jalisco had broken off from El Chapo's gang in 2014 and have been embroiled in a bloody war for Mexico's drug routes. The death of her second husband — Jorge’s father — from the bullet of a neighbor high on drugs. “You know you’re alive because you listen to your heart and see the light of day, but we are gone.”. His photographs are part of the multimedia work, “Disappeared,” also published in El Universal, which won the Ortega y Gasset Prize. South Africa recorded 74 new coronavirus-related deaths late Tuesday, taking the total number of fatalities to 19,539, said Health Minister Zweli Mkhize. What was your son doing?