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Actress involved in Sean Penn-'El Chapo' meeting is known for social activism

Actress involved in Sean Penn-'El Chapo' meeting is known for social activism

Mexican film and TV actress Kate del Castillo has long been a household name in her home country, known for playing tough female roles and speaking out on social issues.

She also has openly expressed admiration for drug kingpins — she played one in her most famous role — and once urged Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to use his power and ill-gotten gains for good.

That plea apparently led to communication between Del Castillo and Guzman's representatives, and ultimately to a meeting between the fugitive drug lord and actor Sean Penn. Those contacts, Mexican authorities say, helped advance the investigation that ultimately led to Guzman's capture in a shootout...

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