Rosa Isela, daughter of El Chapo, smiling and singing corridos on video, unconcerned about the arrest of her brother, Ovidio Guzmán

Learn more about the Guzman family's reaction to Ovidio's arrest and the ongoing battle against the Sinaloa Cartel.
  1. Ovidio’s half-sister, Rosa Isela Guzmán, posted a carefree video on Instagram in which she sings a narco corrido about the resilience of the Guzman family.
  2. Rosa Isela lives in the United States and owns coffee shops and beauty salons. She has previously claimed to be the first daughter of Chapo, although his wife, Emma Coronel, denies it.
  3. Rosa is also the mother of four children, two of whom are fathered by Vicente Zambada Niebla, also known as El Vicentillo.

The capture of Ovidio Guzmán would have his sister Rosa Isela not worried, or so she made it seem, as she shared on her Instagram account a video in which she is seen smiling while listening to the narco corrido “La Familia Guzmán no Se Acaba” (the Guzmán family is not finished) in the background.

El Chapo’s daughter smiling and singing corridos on Instagram

During the early hours of January 5, El Ratón, one of Joaquín El Chapo Guzmán’s sons and alleged leader of the criminal group Los Menores, was captured.

Despite the fact that Ovidio allegedly represents a fundamental part of his family’s business, there are members of the family who are not fazed by the event, such as Rosa Isela, his half-sister.

On social networks, the daughter of Joaquín Guzmán Loera and María Luisa Ortiz shared a video in which her voice is not heard. Still, she is seen posing, accompanied by the corrido El Guano, composed by Mario Quintero Lara for Los Tucanes de Tijuana.

“The Guzmán family is not over, the cartel is still operating strong , the news has already been confirmed and highlights the name of Guano, the little boys and their entire race are 100 supported by El Mayo”

Rosa Isela sang while smiling, fixing her hair, and posing for her cell phone, completely carefree.

Rosa Isela has defended that El Chapo is her father, although no one recognizes her as such (File)
Rosa Isela has defended that El Chapo is her father, although no one recognizes her as such (File)

She also shared a series of photographs of what were supposed to be letters her father sent her from ADX Florence, the maximum security prison where he is being held.

Although it is impossible to understand what the letters say fully, you can see messages of love for Rosa Isela and her children.

“I say goodbye, daughter. Your daddy loves you, Joaquín Guzmán L.” “To my beautiful grandchildren, tell them that I want to meet them at least in a photograph” and “Your daddy loves you” are some of the sentences that can be read.

The letters that Rosa shared, in which Joaquín Guzmán has always told her how much he appreciates her (Instagram/@elgordoylaflaca)
The letters that Rosa shared, in which Joaquín Guzmán has always told her how much he appreciates her (Instagram/@elgordoylaflaca)

It is worth remembering that Emma Coronel has always denied that Rosa Isela is the first-born daughter of her husband, El Chapo Guzmán, and has even said that the drug lord has never recognized her.

Rosa Isela lived in the United States and attended Chapo’s hearings there, which caught the media’s attention. By agreeing to give interviews, she claimed to be the first daughter of the former leader of the Sinaloa Cartel.

Among the statements she has defended, she has pointed out that there were politicians who broke a pact with her father and blamed them for having been the ones who handed him over to the authorities.

Rosa Isela has defended that her father is not guilty of any crime and awaits justice for him (REUTERS/Henry Romero)
Rosa Isela has defended that her father is not guilty of any crime and awaits justice for him (REUTERS/Henry Romero)

The story told by Rosa in an interview with Univision is that Joaquín Guzmán abandoned her when she was five years old, which is why she is registered with the names of both her parents, María Luisa Ortiz Vergara and Archivaldo Guzmán, according to her birth certificate.

Chapo’s daughter currently has four children, two of whom belong to Vicente Zambada Niebla – also known as El Vicentillo – son of Ismael El Mayo Zambada.

She has claimed that her father asked her to marry El Vicentillo because she became pregnant while they were dating, but the discomfort passed when the couple conceived a second baby.

Rosa lives in California, where she is a businesswoman; she owns coffee shops and beauty salons.

Ovidio Guzmán is one of the youngest sons of Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the alleged leader of Los Menores (Cuartoscuro)
Ovidio Guzmán is one of the youngest sons of Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the alleged leader of Los Menores (Cuartoscuro)

The capture of Ovidio Guzmán, El Ratón

After the National Guard arrested Ovidio Guzmán yesterday, January 5, Chapo’s son is in the Altiplano prison, where his first hearings are taking place.

For the time being, El Ratón will not be extradited to the United States and will be held in preventive custody in Mexico while his legal future is being determined.