Actress Kate del Castillo confirmed today that she will visit Mexico next Christmas, a trip that marks the end of an absence of more than two years after the legal problems she faced due to the encounter she had with drug trafficker Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán.
The Mexican confessed to Efe be excited to visit her parents and enjoy a few days of rest during the break at the end of the year, which will also be at her home in Los Angeles, where she settled since the controversial meeting she held in 2015 with the Mexican drug trafficker, now in prison in New York.
The protagonist of "The Queen of the South" said that although the judicial issues in her country are resolved, she does not know if she will "be able to enter Mexico without any problem", although she trusts that there will be no unforeseen events.
He asserted that the decision to return has not been motivated by the change of government in Mexico, now under the command of Andrés Manuel López Obrador, and stressed that he does not need "anyone's green light" to enter his country.
"The case is closed legally, nobody has to do me any favors, I do not need it because I have not done anything wrong and I do not need any approval from any government," he added.
The Mexican, who recently returned to the screen with the second season of the series "Ingobernable", presented her tequila Honor today in Miami and in a meeting with the press was hopeful that the Presidency of Lopez Obrador can finally achieve Respect human rights in your country.
The actress filed a complaint with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (CIDH) in which she alleged that her rights were violated when the government of the now ex-president Enrique Peña Nieto leaked false information about her and her relationship with "El Chapo."
"It is necessary that those of us who have the possibilities to go to Washington and spend the money, let's go and talk," he said.
He confessed openly to hold a meeting with the current Mexican chief executive, but asked that the members of the new government be fully aware of his case.
"I do not have anything to hide, nor do I have to ask for any favors, it's a question of them reading my case and finding out what it is about," he said.
He said that the first thing he will do as soon as he steps on Mexican territory will be to go to his parents' house, Eric del Castillo and Kate Trillo, "and take them to a taquería."
"I'm dying to eat some Mexican tacos and some frijolitos," he added.
The actress sees "almost certainly" that, if there are no setbacks with her return, the third season of "Ingobernable" will be filmed in Mexico. "I think it's time to do it there because it talks about the First Lady of Mexico and she has not been there yet (in the country)," he said.
The name of the actress came to light in January 2016 when Rolling Stone magazine published an article signed by actor Sean Penn in which he described a meeting he and Del Castillo held with the leader of the Sinaloa cartel in October 2015 in the northwest of Mexico, when this was a fugitive from justice.
After the news was released, Mexico's Attorney General's Office (PGR, prosecutor's office) investigated whether the interpreter had received resources from Guzmán, from whom she wanted to make a film about her life.
The actress had had contacts with the Chapo – detained on January 8, 2016 and today prosecuted in the United States – for months by telephone messages and through their lawyers.
Although the PGR filed the case definitively a year ago the actress, however, knows that "it is not a closed chapter."
"I'm still part of that and all my life they'll continue to connect me, but I'm that and many other things," he said.
He made it clear, however, that he did not regret anything and even, although it is not among his most immediate plans, he has not ruled out making "a movie, a documentary or a series" about the life of "El Chapo".
After all, he is the only person who has the rights to exploit the image of the drug trafficker, as he recalled today.