Heirs of Mexican Drug Lord El Chapo Build Makeshift School for Poor Children

Between 70 and 90 children from different educational levels can now follow classes - either watching television or over the internet - at the site, where they are supported by volunteer teachers.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The children of former drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman helped build a makeshift school near the Mexican city of Culiacán for families who have no access to online classes during the coronavirus pandemic, residents said.

Now serving a life sentence in a U.S. prison, El Chapo is revered as a fallen folk hero and a community benefactor by some in his home state Sinaloa - despite the drug gang he headed unleashing violence in the state and elsewhere.

Some of El Chapo’s children, meanwhile, are following in his footsteps and have risen up . . .

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