Dating a cholo

Sinaloa, Mexio, is the home of 'El Chapo' Guzman, head of a drug cartel and one of the most wanted men in the world.The region is also known for its beauty pageants -- and the intersection of the two.

And beauty queens and drug lords have been drawn to each other for as long as the illegal narcotics trade has flourished in Sinaloa."Do you want beauty queens who are not involved in the state's dominant industry?

Look for them in heaven," said Nery Cordova, a local university professor and author of "Narcoculture in Sinaloa."El Chapo married a beauty queen — his latest wife.

Susy wanted the best 15th birthday party in the history of Guamuchil, and her mother was determined to give it to her.

She ordered her daughter a custom-made gown, in yellow shantung silk with off-the-shoulder sleeves, to rival the gown of Belle, the princess in Disney's "Beauty and the Beast." It cost $2,700, Susy told her friends.

Hit below the neck, she dropped into a dirt field and bled to death, her carotid artery severed."I swear I would have never imagined, ever in my life, that my daughter would die like this," said Maria del Carmen Gamez, Susy's devoted manager and biggest fan.

Sinaloa, with its acres of corn and tomatoes, is the birthplace of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the head of the Sinaloa cartel who is one of the wealthiest men in Mexico and one of the most-wanted men in the world.

Gamez flew her to Hawaii for a photo shoot — with penguins, volcanos and white farmhouse porches as backdrops.

Tourists stopped and asked to be photographed with the real-life princess.

But her quinceaera, as the Latin American fiesta is known, was not to be spared Sinaloa's signature bloodshed.


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