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This is the family of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán: his wives and children


Joaquín el "Chapo" Guzmán's personal lineage is as extensive as his criminal enterprise. Three marriages are known of him and it is estimated that he had between 12 and 13 children. This is what we know about them.

Operation in Mexico ends with the arrest of Ovidio Guzmán, the son of "El Chapo" Guzmán 1:24

(CNN Spanish) --

Joaquín el "Chapo" Guzmán's personal lineage is as extensive as his criminal enterprise.

He is known for three marriages and it is estimated that he had between 12 and 13 children.

This is what we know about them.

The 3 wives of




Guzmán, who according to various security experts always had a "weakness" for women, is known to have had three marriages


The first would have been with

María Alejandrina Salazar Hernández

, born in July 1958. Three children were born from this link.

Later came a second marriage to

Griselda López Pérez,

born in August 1959. He would have had four children with her.


His third and current wife is

Emma Coronel

, who was sentenced in the United States to 36 months in prison in November 2021. With Coronel, born in California but also a Mexican national, he had twin girls.

Emma Coronel: what do we know about El Chapo's wife?


"The love of his life"

Coronel was 17 years old when she was crowned queen of the Coffee and Guava Fair in the northern Mexican state of Durango, when she met Guzmán.

It was love at first sight, according to versions of those who were there.

Mónica Cano, a Mexican psychologist and criminologist, who for several months interviewed Guzmán in prison to develop his criminological profile, told CNN: "Emma Coronel, apart from the fact that she was the mother of her twins, because she was the love of her life .

He mentioned it like this: That woman drives me crazy.

And yes, she is the love of my life.

The legacy of 'chapitos'

Although it is difficult to confirm the exact number of


's children , it is estimated that he would have had between 12 and 13. Several of them are accused of criminal actions within the framework of the Sinaloa Cartel and are known as 'chapitos'.

This is the information we have about them.

Ovid Guzman Lopez

  • Ovidio, known as "El Ratón" or "Ratón Nuevo", is the son of Guzmán and his second wife, Griselda López.

  • It is believed to have a significant role in the Sinaloa cartel, according to the US Treasury Department.

  • In January 2023, he was captured in an operation in Sinaloa.

    He had been detained in 2019, but then President Andrés López Obrador confirmed that he had given the order to release him in order to avoid further bloodshed.

Joaquin Guzman Lopez

Joaquin Guzman Lopez.

(Credit: US Department of State)

  • He is also the son of Guzmán and his second wife.

  • Together with Ovidio, he was accused by the United States Department of Justice of conspiracy to distribute drugs with the purpose of being sent to the United States.

Ivan Archivaldo Guzman Salazar

The US Department of State is offering a reward of up to US$5 million for information leading to the capture of Iván Archivaldo Guzmán Salazar, one of El Chapo's sons.

(Credit: Department of State)

  • He is the son of Guzmán and his first wife, María Alejandrina Salazar.

  • He is known as "El Chapito"

  • He is considered an important piece of the Sinaloa Cartel.

  • He was arrested in 2005 in Mexico and accused of money laundering, but years later he was released when the evidence against him was dismissed.

    The United States government launched a process against him in 2013 in California, where he was charged for his actions related to drug trafficking.

Jesus Alfredo Guzman Salazar

  • He is the son of Guzmán and his second wife.

  • He is on the DEA's most wanted list for drug-related crimes.

Alejandrina Gisselle Guzmán Salazar

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  • He has tried to draw a line between his father and the illicit activities he engaged in

  • He has a clothing brand named “El Chapo 701”.

    701 is the position that his father occupied in the Forbes list of the richest in 2009.

Among the other children about whom information is known are

two twin girls who are still girls,

who he had with Emma Coronel.

With information from CNN's Guillermo Blanco, Kiarinna Parisi and Belén Zapata.

Source: cnnespanol

All news articles on 2023-01-05

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