Maria Consuelo Loera, mother of the dangerous Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, passed away peacefully at the age of 94.
Loera was born on September 13, 1925 in Durango, Mexico and was the seventh child born into a humble family. According to her son, Loera served as an inspiration to them, instilling in them the values and principles that would guide their lives. Loera raised the notorious cartel leader into an ambitious individual and taught him to always have honor and dignity.
El Chapo’s mother spent her life nurturing a family of sixteen children born to her and her husband, Emilio Guzmán Bustillos. Although times were tough, they were united and loved each other deeply. Despite her hard life, Loera was known for her kindness and resilience which she passed on to her children.
Throughout her life, she continued to stay close to her children, including El Chapo, providing them with unconditional love and always showing her support. Loera believed in her son—even though she did not approve of the criminal activities he conducted—often encouraging him to follow his dreams.
Unfortunately, Loera was not able to see her son during his life sentence, but he still showed his love and admiration to her even after her death. Maria Consuelo Loera will be remembered for her commitment to family, her fortitude and resilience, and her unconditional love for her children, especially her beloved El Chapo.