María Consuelo Loera Pérez, mother of Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, leaves the US embassy in Mexico City in June after requesting a humanitarian visa to visit her imprisoned son. Photo: Reuters

Mexico president shakes hands with El Chapo’s mother, making exception to coronavirus precautions

  • ‘I’m not a robot’, says López Obrador, adding it would have been disrespectful to reject gesture from drug lord’s elderly parent
  • María Consuelo Loera Pérez, 92, had written to president saying she does not want to die before seeing her son, who is imprisoned in US
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
María Consuelo Loera Pérez, mother of Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, leaves the US embassy in Mexico City in June after requesting a humanitarian visa to visit her imprisoned son. Photo: Reuters
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