Woman, Testifying Against El Chapo, Details Affair

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A former mistress of accused Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman told jurors in his USA trial on Thursday she was "traumatized" after a harrowing 2014 escape from one of his safehouses with Mexican marines in hot pursuit.

Emma Coronel Aispuro posted three photos of herself laughing and smiling as she walked out of the courthouse where her husband is on trial, captioned only with a love heart.

This past Thursday, a woman named Lucero Lopez took the stand against El Chapo and revealed some shocking details about a naked escape.

Before Sanchez's outburst, Coronel looked less thrilled - sitting stonefaced in the courtroom while Guzman's sidepiece discussed their affair.

"He said from that point on, whoever betrayed him, they would die".

Guzman, who is accused of trafficking more than 155 tons worth of drugs to the USA, could be sentenced to life in prison if found guilty.

Their relationship shifted when, in 2011, Guzman asked Sanchez if she knew anything about different types of marijuana.

Sanchez, who was nicknamed "Chapodiputada" (Chapo deputy) by local media, was arrested in June 2017 on U.S. drug charges while trying to cross the U.S. -Mexico border.

Guzman "was naked", Sanchez said Thursday.

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"I had my reasons", she said in court.

References to her came up in the accused kingpin's trial peripherally during testimony about how Guzman allegedly managed to run his massive drug empire while also spying on his wife and various mistresses - including Sanchez Lopez.

Almost a dozen former cartel associates have testified against Guzman at his federal trial in Brooklyn, New York, but Sanchez was the first female cooperating witness.

Sanchez faces 10 years to life in prison but is hoping for a reduced sentence for her cooperation with the prosecution.

It was unclear how Cifuentes' testimony, which appeared to implicate Guzman, could be used to defend him, though Lichtman homed in on inconsistencies in Cifuentes' memory. Over time, they began mixing business with pleasure that caused her distress, she said.

Sanchez said she was afraid Guzman would hurt her. Don't lie and people will always see the good, love. Cifuentes told the prosecutors that the bribe was paid in October 2012, when Pena Nieto was president-elect, he testified.

Alex Cifuentes spoke about the alleged bribe to President Enrique Pena Nieto during his testimony Tuesday in Guzman's trial in NY.

During earlier testimony, Cifuentes said another former Mexican president, Felipe Calderon of Mexico, was bribed by the cartel.

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