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Sean Penn, El Chapo and "The Go Between"

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In January, a distraught Sean Penn told Charlie Rose he regrets that his Rolling Stone article about the drug lord El Chapo did not spark an in-depth policy discussion about the war on drugs. What it sparked instead was more like the plot of a telenovela. Mexican actress Kate Del Castillo arranged a meeting in the Mexican jungle with Penn and El Chapo. The article came out just after El Chapo was arrested in January. Now Kate del Castillo is under investigation by U.S. and Mexican authorities. She spoke with journalist Robert Draper about her version of events, and why things went so wrong, and his story appears in the current issue of the New Yorker.

Credits

Guest:
Robert Draper - New York Times Magazine / National Geographic / GQ - @DraperRobert

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Jolie Myers, Christian Bordal, Laura Swisher