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Geraldo Rivera believes that Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was “obsessed” with Mexica...

Geraldo Rivera Says El Chapo Was ‘Reckless’ in Pursuit of Kate del Castillo

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Geraldo Rivera believes that Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was “obsessed” with Mexican actress Kate del Castillo and his burning desires ultimately led to his capture.

The veteran broadcaster says El Chapo, the head of the Sinaloa Drug Cartel, was a huge fan of “La Reina del Sur,” a Mexican primetime soap opera in which del Castillo played a drug queen pin.

“Kate plays the female version of El Chapo and he is obsessed with her character, Teresa Mendoza,” Rivera told TheWrap. “When he was finally caught in the bloody shoot out, what does he have with him in his meager possessions as he’s been on the lamb for months? He has the entire DVD collection of ‘La Reina del Sur.'”

The name of Rivera’s upcoming special “Beauty & the Beast – When Kate met Chapo” was inspired by the bizarre relationship.

“That’s why I called it ‘Beauty & the Beast,’ because I submit that beauty led to the capture of the beast, in this case,” Rivera said. “The world’s most wanted man was reckless and threw caution to the wind to communicate — and arrange a jungle rendezvous — with the object of his obsession.”

During the special, Rivera sits down with del Castillo to discuss her relationship with El Chapo and the top-secret meeting she had with the drug lord and Sean Penn, which resulted in a controversial article in Rolling Stone magazine.

“Fox News Reporting: Beauty & the Beast – When Kate met Chapo” hosted by Rivera airs on Saturday at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 PT.

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