As to the accusation that Mr. Penn and Ms. del Castillo were responsible for the capture of El Chapo. This is el colmo in hypocrisy! In one breath, Mr. Penn is being criticized for meeting with a drug lord, and not using his meeting to set up a sting operation.
I believe the reaction of the press to Mr. Penn's article -- character assassinations, rather than exposure of the hypocrisy and fiasco that has been the "War on Drug" -- is a sad testament to the lack of integrity and freedom of the press in the USA.
“It creates a focus on a Hollywood melodrama that does not advance us."
Sean Penn called the Mexican actress his "ticket to El Chapo's trust."