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AMLO Shakes El Chapo’s Mother’s Hand, Pledges to Help Her See Son

  • President says U.S. should help her as humanitarian gesture
  • Lopez Obrador has been criticized for traveling during virus
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador
Andres Manuel Lopez ObradorPhotographer: Luis Antonio Rojas/Bloomberg

Mexico’s president shook hands with the mother of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman during a trip to the drug trafficker’s hometown, and said he’ll help get permission to see her son in a U.S. prison.

“I think that for humanitarian reasons she should be allowed to go,” President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said during his morning press conference. “She’s an elderly person and she has all of my respect regardless of who her son is.”